Local Oral Health Program (LOHP)

OUR VISION 
All Tulare County residents will have access to and utilize oral health services and enjoy optimal oral health. 


MISSION STATEMENT 
Improve oral health in Tulare County by fostering leadership, ensuring access to culturally appropriate preventive education and clinical services, and promoting oral health as part of total health. 
 

Tulare County will create and expand capacity at the local level to educate, aid in prevention, and provide linkages to treatment programs for dental disease, including that caused by the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products. Tulare County will create program activities related to the community's oral health, including education, disease prevention, linkage to treatment, case management, and surveillance.

 

Related Documents and Links

COVID-19 Guidance for Dentists
COVID-19 Guidance for Dentists

Click this link for guidance based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of  COVID-19 and the implications for dental practice. 

First Tooth, First Birthday, First Visit
First Tooth, First Birthday, First Visit

Click this link to view an informative flyer on your baby's tooth development and tooth care needs.

Dental Health Resources (Map)
Dental Health Resources (Map)

This oral health map will allow you to view dental resources available throughout Tulare County. The dental resources are categorized by type and their contact information is included.

Smile California
Smile California

As a Medi-Cal member, your benefits and your child’s benefits include dental coverage at little or no cost to you. Find out more by visiting the Smile California website.

The Office of Oral Health – California Department of Public Health
The Office of Oral Health – California Department of Public Health

The state plan serves as a roadmap to identify priorities, short term, intermediate, and long term goals and objectives along with recommendations to address the burden of disease, increase access to oral health services for high-risk populations, and to increase the oral health status of all Californians.

Get Text Messages on Healthy Smile Tips
Get Text Messages on Healthy Smile Tips

The printable flyer is information on how one can sign up for text messages on healthy smile tips. 

Tulare County Oral Health Needs Assessment
Tulare County Oral Health Needs Assessment

This report presents findings from a community-driven assessment process to identify oral health needs, risk and protective factors, utilization levels, service gaps, and resources.

Tulare County Oral Health Program Strategic Plan
Tulare County Oral Health Program Strategic Plan

Click here to access the 2017–2022 Oral Health Strategic Plan and find out how this local program serves the community.

How Fluoride Works
How Fluoride Works

This is a 1-page infographic from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Fluoride: Cavity Fighter
Fluoride: Cavity Fighter

This is a 1-page informative flyer about fluoride from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Sweet Drinks Eat Teeth
Sweet Drinks Eat Teeth

This is a 1-page informative flyer about making good choices for healthier teeth.


Agency News

Staying Positive During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Staying Positive During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging us in ways we could never have imagined, from unprecedented amounts of family time to homeschooling to working remotely—or not working at all; here are some suggestions for uplifting your outlook!

COVID-19 Contact Tracing and You

COVID-19 Contact Tracing and You

Contact tracing is vital to controlling the spread of the virus. It’s extremely important that everyone cooperate with contact tracers to make sure they get all the information needed to follow up on possible transmission of the virus. 

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.