The Office of Dental Health provides dental education and services to Alameda County Public Health Department’s (ACPHD) Women Infant Children Program (WIC) clients at four ACPHD’s WIC locations. This collaboration is designed to increase the number of low-income infants, toddlers and young children who receive preventive oral health care and access to dental services. ODH clinical dental staff provide dental screening and fluoride varnish application for children 0-5 years of age. Parents receive oral health education, anticipatory guidance catered to their child’s specific needs, and help scheduling a follow-up appointment with a dentist.
- Children ages 0-5 years old
- Pregnant Women
- Must be enrolled in ACPHD’s WIC services
- Pregnant women, parents and/or guardians receive classroom education and one-on-one individual instruction on how to care for their children’s teeth; and
- Children receive an oral assessment, fluoride varnish application, and referrals to dentists for needed treatment