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Oral Health Program


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Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Oral Health Program
3530 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Phone: (213) 351-7815
Fax: (213) 351-2715
Email: oralhealth@ph.lacounty.gov
Oral Health Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the federal agency responsible for providing national leadership to prevent and control oral diseases and conditions. CDC works to enhance oral disease prevention in state and community settings by strengthening public health infrastructure to support oral disease prevention efforts and fostering applied research.
California Dental Association (CDA)
As a patient, you want to keep your mouth healthy and your smile bright, and you know good oral health is up to you. But there's no need to go it alone! Check out the latest dental tips and oral health research affecting you and your family, and of course, find a CDA dentist in your community.
The Dental Health Foundation
Oral Health Access Initiative, Water Fluoridation, First 5 California Oral Health Education and Training Project, 2004 Oral Health Needs Assessment of Children.

Denti-Cal Program
Dental Services are currently provided as one of the many benefits under the Medi-Cal program. This site provides access to Medi-Cal Dental Program provider bulletins, manuals, regulations, and various forms. Also, a variety of important and timely information can be found throughout this site including: Beneficiary Services, Medi-Cal Eligibility, Publications, Provider Services, Outreach Services, Fraud and Abuse and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. You will also find answers to the most commonly asked questions. Provider and Beneficiary Telephone Service Center toll-free phone numbers are listed for both Beneficiaries and Providers in their respective sections, including TTY for the hearing impaired.

Office of Oral Health
California Department of Health Services, Office of Oral Health's mission is to promote, assure, and protect the oral health of the people of California including reducing the incidence and prevalence of dental caries, periodontal disease, oral cancer, and other diseases and conditions through organized community efforts.
American Dental Association - ADA
Find oral health news and information, interactive learning tools, career resources, and more for consumers, students, teachers, and the media. Access information and resources for the dental professional.

Los Angeles Dental Society
It is the mission of the LADS to be the recognized source for serving the needs and interests of its members and to be the leader in promoting oral health to the community.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California / Fluoridation Facts
In line with recommendations from the California Department of Public Health, as well as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Metropolitan will adjust the natural fluoride level in the water, which ranges from 0.1 to 0.4 parts per million, to the optimal range for dental health of 0.7 to 0.8 parts per million. Fluoride levels in drinking water are limited under California state regulations at a maximum dosage of 2 parts per million.

National Cancer Institute

Gum Disease

Studies within the past ten years have suggested an association between periodontal disease and the likelihood of delivering preterm, low-birthweight babies, developing cardiovascular disease, and having difficulty controlling blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Do you want to know more: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/Research/ResearchResults/InterviewsOHR/TIS072005

People who have diabetes know the disease can harm the eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other important systems in the body. Did you know diabetes can also cause problems in your mouth? Do you want to know more: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/Topics/Diabetes/default.htm

Would like to assess you periodontal health. Take the Quiz: http://www.cigna.com/our_plans/programs/dental_health/quiz/pdra_quiz.html

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recognized the fluoridation of drinking water as one of ten great public health achievements of the twentieth century.
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