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We will utilize our non-dental workforce to increase provision of preventive care, education, and dental referrals early and often, by integrating oral health promotion and services into health care.
Since implementation of CavityFree SF Strategic Plan in 2014:
Medical providers trained on fluoride varnish
Decrease in caries experience in preschoolers
Additional SFUSD preschoolers receiving fluoride varnish annually
Increase fluoride varnish applications, oral health assessments, referrals, and age-based education in well-child visits.
We will continue to support and train physicians in utilizing preventive oral health best practices at well-child visits, prioritizing children receiving Medi-Cal benefits.
Expand care coordination services.
We will explore ways to increase referrals, follow-ups, and care coordination between health care professionals and dentists for children with active decay.
Increase dental utilization and care coordination for pregnant women.
We will promote the safety and importance of routine dental care before and during pregnancy, and develop care coordination between prenatal care providers and dental professionals, prioritizing women receiving Medi-Cal benefits.
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. These are great resources that medical providers can share with their patients.
How Fluoride Works
CDC website covers a number of oral health topics, including fluoride and how to care for children’s teeth
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