Building community partnerships
Promoting optimal children's oral health behaviors and practicesClick to read more
Encouraging early dental visits for young children
We will magnify the effectiveness of media campaigns to lead to behavior change among the communities most affected by early childhood caries, by utilizing consistent messaging and integrating oral health into other health efforts across the city.
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
Lead the promotion of children’s optimal oral health education citywide and ensure that it is accessible for our priority populations.
We will work with the task forces to develop, standardize, and publicize key oral health recommendations and resources targeting the highest risk communities in San Francisco.
Provide updated list of children’s oral health resources in San Francisco.
We will create, maintain, and disseminate a list of current, accessible oral health services, providers, and education in San Francisco, and identify gaps in outreach, prioritizing communities of color and children with special health needs.
Integrate children’s oral health promotion into overall health promotion.
We will develop and incorporate standardized oral health messaging into other health promotion initiatives across the city, focusing on impacting communities of color.
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.
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Publications for consumers and professionals.
Join the Promotion Team
Get involved with our Promotion team and join the amazing people making a difference in our city.
Please contact Christine Miller to join the Promotion Team.