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. 

How Fluoride Works
How Fluoride Works

This is a 1-page infographic 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.

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.

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.


Agency News

How to Thank Tulare County Veterans

How to Thank Tulare County Veterans

The Veterans Services Office (VSO) is dedicated to serving Tulare County veterans and their families. Many veterans are unaware of the services and benefits they could be receiving, and others need help to understand the paperwork required to file claims. The VSO can make the process of obtaining benefits easier. 

What is the Community Care Coalition?

What is the Community Care Coalition?

The Community Care Coalition (CCC) was established in April of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to address the need to combine resources, response, and planning efforts throughout Tulare County. The CCC is made up of over 50 partner organizations that are committed to focusing on coordinated service-delivery efforts.   

K/T AAA: Connecting the Aging Population to a Wide Array of Programs

K/T AAA: Connecting the Aging Population to a Wide Array of Programs

The Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging (K/T AAA) was created in 1965 to be the leading local authority and advocate for issues and concerns facing adults as they age. K/T AAA can connect the aging population to a wide array of programs and services tailored to their specific needs.

2022 Walk with a Doc Program

2022 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends. Held the second Saturday of each month, walks start at 8:30 a.m. and are held at Blain Park in Visalia.