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Ventura CountyChildren’s Oral HealthCollaborative

VisionEliminate Untreated Tooth Decay forChildren in Ventura County

MissionThe Ventura County Children’s Oral HealthCollaborative strengthens the system of oral healtheducation and care by: Involving parents Working together Raising awareness Facilitating communication Serving as a clearinghouse Encouraging best and promising practices Developing resources Sharing data Advocating for policy changes

What does this mean inVentura County? By age 5, 37% of children seen by the VenturaPublic Health Oral Health Education Programhad not been to a dentist* 18,000 kids (0-18) have never visited a dentist. 9,000 kids came from families who could notafford dental care. Ventura Co. is the largest county in CA thatdoes not have a county wide health dentalclinic* According to Ventura County Health Care Agency’s November 2013 report “TransformingVentura County Communities” based on 2009 data

Why Does it Matter?

Feb. 5, 2013 - Ventura County OralHealth Summit meetingFeb 2014 - Proclamation by Ventura CountyBoard of Supervisors for Dental HealthAwareness Month.Dr. Mark Lisagor and Kathy Long, Supervisor

Dentists: How Can You Help? Become a Denti-Cal provider Volunteer Participate in “Building Health Smiles”

Medical Providers:How Can You Help? Include oral healthassessments, education& fluoride varnishapplication in well childvisits Refer child to dentalhome Refer children to“Building Healthy Smiles”Fluoride Varnish placed during oral health screening inschool class

Schools & Child Care Providers:How Can You Help?Dr. Suzanne Berger, Pediatric Dentist, teachestooth brushing with the help of a friendly sharkwith lots of teeth. Include oral healtheducation to bothchildren and parents Own the idea that oralhealth is part of overallhealth Refer children to“Building HealthySmiles”

Hospitals & Clinics:How Can You Help? Include oral health assessment training inresidency programs and for staff in servicetraining Refer children to “Building Health Smiles” Include oral health education materials to newmoms at discharge

State Legislators:How Can You Help? Approve legislation/budget for a state dentaldirector Support for AB 1174 Support the restoration of funds to the CaliforniaChildren’s Dental Disease Prevention Program(CCDDPP) Increase Denti-Cal Reimbursement rates forproviders

Parents:Why is oral health important to yourfamily? Prevent pain, suffering and related behaviors Prevent difficulty eating, drinking or speaking Prevent school absences/Prevent parent missingwork

Parents:Why is oral health important to yourfamily? Promote normal growth &development and selfesteem Prevent risk of seriousinfections and medicalissues Good oral health Goodoverall health

Borrowed from the British Dental Health Foundation

Schools & Child Care Providers:Why is oral health important for myschool? Improved educational performance/participation Fewer absences more ADA money for schools Improved student health, self-esteem and socialemotional development Pain free children better students

Hospitals, Medical Providers,and Dentists:Why is oral health important to mypatients? Fewer ER visits for dental problems Decrease in episodic care Good oral health good overall health

Who To ContactSusan Englund, VP Community ImpactDoug Green, ConsultantJennifer Herrera, Regional Advocacy CoordinatorMark Lisagor, Board ChairBetty Layne, Executive DirectorDawn Anderson, Director,Comprehensive Health &Prevention ProgramsEvy Criswell, Deputy Director – CHCPRigoberto Vargas, DirectorClaudia Harrison, Executive DirectorSam McCoy, Program ManagerJack HinojosaChief Operations OfficerCDR-Child Development Resources

Ventura County? By age 5, 37% of children seen by the Ventura Public Health Oral Health Education Program had not been to a dentist* 18,000 kids (0-18) have never visited a dentist. 9,000 kids came from families who could not afford dental care. Ventura Co. is the largest county in CA that does not have a county wide health dental

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