Dear Community,

Dental exams and dental cleanings are part of preventive care. Your oral health is essential to your overall health.

Dental practices have reopened safely and are seeing patients for emergency and preventive dental care visits. Many dental offices have implemented enhanced safety measures and are following recommended CDC guidelines. The dentist wants to make sure you have the best dental care, and your dental visit is safe for you and his staff. Be sure to call your dental provider to schedule a dental checkup for you and your family.

Please continue your daily dental care routine by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily. Please relay that message, model the positive behavior, and/or assist grandparents and children with their daily dental care. If you need to see a dentist, please contact your local dental provider or call the OC Health Referral Line (1-800-564-8448). Thank you to everyone for keeping yourself and the community safe by adhering to state and local guidelines. Below are some COVID-19 related resources.

Warmest Regards,

OC Health Care Agency

COVID-19 Resources

Seeing the Dentist is SAFE
and IMPORTANT

Seeing the dentist regularly is part of preventive dental care. Untreated dental problems, such as cavities and gum disease can become painful, costly, and affect your overall health.

Seeing the dentist is safe. Dental offices have implemented enhanced safety practices and are following CDC guidelines for providing dental care during the pandemic.

Watch a video to learn what dental offices are doing to make sure dental visits are safe for patients and staff. Video in Spanish.

Click here for information and resources on dental care and a list of dental and medical centers open during COVID-19 or call the OC health Referral Line at 1-800-564-8448.

Preventive Dental Visits are Safe and Important for Children

Due to COVID-19, many families did not feel safe seeing the dentist, even as dental offices have reopened safely. Also, many of the schools that had a School Sealant Program had to close due to the pandemic.

The OC Local Oral Health Program (LOHP) has created four (4) Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for families with school age children. The PSAs have been developed to help families understand that it is safe to see a dentist and the importance of daily dental care among children. Please share the PSAs with the families you serve.

  • Seeing the Dentist is Safe (English, Spanish) (Vietnamese coming soon)
  • Virtual Dental Visits (English, Spanish) (Vietnamese coming soon)
  • Brush Up on Tooth Brushing (English, Spanish) (Vietnamese coming soon)
  • Preventive Dental Services for Children (English, Spanish) (Vietnamese coming soon)

Orange County Health Care Agency

COVID-19 information and resources in Orange County:
https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/

Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 Hotline 714-834-2000

  • For general questions or guidelines about COVID-19, call the hotline Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, or email: eteam@ochca.com

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Get the facts about coronavirus:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information
  • Getting Vaccinated
  • How to protect yourself
  • Symptoms

Guidance for Dental Settings

Oral Health Care for Parents of Young Children during COVID-19

The National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness provides information for parents of young children on healthy eating and oral hygiene practices at home and about changes to dental offices to promote the safety of staff and patients during COVID-19.

Food Planning during COVID-19

https://www.myplate.gov/eat-healthy/healthy-eating-budget/covid-19

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service offers tips on food planning, including what to buy, how much to buy, and meal preparation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

American Dental Association

ADA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Center for Dentists.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Training and Education
  • Resources and guidance as dental practices reopen to help protect dentists, patients and staff
  • Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit (updated 7-23-20)
  • Patient education material on what to expect during the pandemic
  • COVID-19 updates

Mouth Healthy

www.mouthealthy.org

Mouth Healthy, brought to you by the American Dental Association has developed science-based guidance to provide dentists with extra steps they can take to help protect their patients and staff.

Tobacco Cessation amid COVID-19

A fact sheet with a variety of tools and resources for dental providers to help smokers with tobacco cessation.

Low Cost Community Medical and Dental Health Centers in Orange County.
Please Call for Hours of Operation and to Schedule an Appointment.

Anaheim:

AltaMed Medical & Dental Group
1325 N. Anaheim Blvd.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese
1-888-499-9303

Central City Community Center
2237 W. Ball Rd.
Languages spoken: English & Spanish
714-490-2750

Healthy Smiles for Kids of OC – Trailer  (all ages)
1800 W. Ball Road
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Vietnamese. Translation available.
714-537-0700

Buena Park:

KCS Health Center
7212 Orangethorpe Ave. Suite 9A
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Korean
714-503-6550

St. Jude Pediatric Dental Center
7758 Knott Ave.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Korean
714-522-8723

Costa Mesa:

Share Our Selves (SOS) Community Health Center & Dental
1550 Superior Ave.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
949-270-2100

Fullerton:

St. Jude Neighborhood Health Centers
731 S. Highland Ave.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
714-446-5100

Garden Grove:

Healthy Smiles for Kids of OC
10602 Chapman Ave., Suite 200
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
714-537-0700

Nhan Hoa Comprehensive Health Center
7761 Garden Grove Blvd.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese
714-898-8888

VNCOC Southland Health Center
9862 Chapman Ave., Suite B
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Vietnamese
714-620-7001

Huntington Beach:

AltaMed Medical & Dental Group
8041 Newman Ave.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Farsi
1-888-499-9303

La Habra:

Friends of Family Health Center
501 S. Idaho St., Suite 260
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Hindu, Chinese
562-690-0400

Vista Community Clinic: The Gary Center
201 S. Harbor Blvd.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Farsi, Korean
562-264-6000

Laguna Beach/ Lake Forest / Mission Viejo:

Laguna Beach:
Laguna Beach Community Clinic
362 Third St.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Farsi
949-494-0761

Lake Forest:
Camino Health Center
22481 Aspan St., Suite A
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Farsi, Tagalog
949-240-2272

Mission Viejo:
SOS Community Health Mission Viejo
27725 Santa Margarita Parkway, #101
Languages spoken:
English, Spanish, Vietnamese
949-270-2100

Los Alamitos:

Lestonnac Free Clinic
3801 Katella Ave., Suite 301
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
562-493-4466

Newport Beach:

SOS Children and Family Health Center
307 Placentia Ave., Suite 107
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
949-270-2100

SOS Beauchamp Dental Center
307 Placentia Ave., Suite 202
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
949-270-2100

Orange:

CHOC Clinic at Orange
3745 W. Chapman Ave.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
888-770-2462

La Amistad Family Health Center
725 W. La Veta Ave., Suite 260
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
714-771-8006

Lestonnac Free Clinic
1215 E. Chapman Ave.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
714-633-4600

San Clemente / San Juan Capistrano:

San Clemente:
Camino Health Center
1300 Avenida Vista Hermosa, Suite 250
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Farsi
949-240-2272

San Juan Capistrano:
Camino Health Center
30300 Camino Capistrano
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
949-240-2272

Santa Ana:

AltaMed Medical & Dental Group
1400 N. Main St.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog
714-888-499-9303

Hurtt Family Health Clinic
1100 N. Tustin Ave.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
714-247-0300

Serve the People Community Health Center
1206 E. 17th St. #101
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
714-352-2911

UCI FHC Santa Ana
800 N. Main St.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean
657-282-6355

Stanton:

Livingstone Community Health Clinic (food pantry available)
12362 Beach Blvd., Suite 10
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Hindu, Korean, Gujarati
714-248-9500

Tustin:

Families Together of Orange County
661 W. First St., Suite G
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Farsi
1-800-597-7977

Friends of Family Health Center
13152 Newport Ave, Suite B
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Farsi, Chinese, Hindu
714-263-8600

Hurtt Family Health Clinic
1 Hope Drive, #0221
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
714-247-0300

 

List as of August 12, 2022