Here you will find the latest oral health news and Local Oral Health Program announcements and activities.  Check back periodically for updates.

July 12, 2019

The Orange County Health Care Agency Local Oral Health Program (OC-LOHP) releases its Evaluation Plan for 2019-2022. The evaluation will assess how the OC-LOHP’s activities and leadership are supporting the implementation of the Orange County Oral Health Strategic Plan 2018-2022. Click here to read the evaluation plan.

October 2018

The Orange County Local Oral Health Program (OC-LOHP) develops the Oral Health Strategic Plan 2018-2022. The plan will help work towards the vision goal: All Orange County residents have opportunities and resources for optimal oral health. Oral Health Strategic Plan 2018-2022.

September 24, 2018

Orange County Local Oral Health Program (OC-LOHP) launched Smile Habits OC – a public awareness campaign that focuses on basic key oral health messages of brush your teeth twice a day and see your dentist twice a year.  English, Spanish and Vietnamese bus ads will run on specific routes within central and parts of west Orange County.

Simultaneously, a digital marketing campaign will also commence to promote the key oral health messages on the website.  The website is available in English and Spanish.

August 30, 2018

LA County Department of Public Health in partnership with the Center for Oral Health and Valley Care Community Consortium convenes a meeting of Southern California Region Oral Health Stakeholders in Los Angeles, California to launch the California Oral Health Plan.  The event was held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels at 555 West Temple St. in Los Angeles.

July 19-20, 2018

The State Oral Health Program convened an Oral Health Summit appropriately titled Time to Smile: Oral Health Is On The Move! The summit was held in Sacramento at the Holiday Inn Downtown – Arena.  For more information about this event, click here.

April 17, 2018

OC Local Oral Health Program convened an all-community Strategic Planning Retreat at the Public Health 17th Street Campus Training Center located at 1725 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706.

January 23, 2018

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released CA Oral Health Strategic Plan 2018-2028.

January 5, 2018

Orange County established the Local Oral Health Program (OC-LOHP) with funding from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) that was made possible by the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016.

January 1, 2018

Medi-Cal Dental also known as Denti-Cal restored adult optional dental benefits for beneficiaries ages 21 and older with full-scope coverage.  To learn more about these services, please visit Smile California.

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