Access - Innovative Team
We will improve children and pregnant women’s access to dental services by expanding service delivery into settings they frequent. This includes childcare centers, schools, and WIC sites.
Since the CavityFree SF Strategic Plan began in 2014:
New preschools offered Fluroride Varnish
Decrease in caries experience in preschoolers
Increase in preschoolers receiving Fluoride Varnish
Increase the number of providers delivering preventive oral health services where children frequent.
We will identify opportunities for public-private partnerships for preventive care provision outside of traditional dental offices, prioritizing neighborhoods with limited dental resources.
Expand oral health preventive service delivery to settings where caregivers, children, and pregnant women frequent.
We will advocate for preschool children to receive preventive oral health services at their childcare sites, at the ⅓ highest risk preschools and community resource centers in the highest risk neighborhoods.
Expand the oral health preventive services at SFUSD.
We will support the expansion of fluoride varnish and sealant programs at SFUSD, at the ⅓ highest risk elementary schools.
SF DPH Oral Health Brochures
This webpage shares oral health brochures and dental referral directories, listing dentists and dental clinics in SF that accept Denti-Cal/Medi-Cal.
CDC website covers a number of oral health topics, including fluoride and how to care for children’s teeth
This American Dental Association website has videos and activity sheets for children, as well as educational resources for teachers
SFUSD Oral Health Resources
This webpage has a collection of school health mandates. The page also contains Oral Health, Diabetes, Hearing, and Vision Resources
SFUSD Dental Program
An overview of the Dental Program of the Student, Family, and Community Support Department
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Please contact Elaine Musselman to join the Access – Innovative Team.