Building community partnerships
Promoting optimal children's oral health behaviors and practicesClick to read more
Encouraging early dental visits for young children
The Promotion Team works to create consistent and culturally appropriate oral health messages targeted and delivered in culturally appropriate ways. Good oral health is critical to a person’s well-being. Systems that serve-low income families need to highlight and integrate oral health education into their overall health and education initiatives.
Since implementing the CavityFree SF Strategic Plan in 2014:
Medical providers trained on Fluoride Varnish application
Decrease in caries experience in preschoolers
Increase in Fluoride Varnish application in preschoolers
Coordinate oral health education citywide
Map current services and education in San Francisco and identify gaps in outreach
Integrate oral health into overall health promotion
Join existing health campaigns and reach out to community health worker programs
Establish and support community-based children's oral health task forces
Create culturally-specific oral health education messaging for parents and caregivers of children 0-5 years oldTask Forces
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. Directories are available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
I Like My Teeth
This website provides information for health professionals and the public on fluoridated water and community water fluoridation.
Join the Promotion Team
Get involved with our Promotion team and join the amazing people making a difference in our city.
Please contact Kara Lugtu to join the Promotion Team.