Oral Health Program

The Oral Health Program educates Pierce County residents about all aspects of oral health. This program monitors and encourages dental health education in schools and early childhood centers, as well as mother, infant and adult programs. In addition, the program provides referrals and select services for residents who have limited access to care. For more help: djacobs@tpchd.org

The Oral Health Program provides a clearinghouse to Pierce County school districts for assistance with school based dental sealant prevention programs
More information: djacobs@tpchd.org

Current Pierce County Oral Health Data

School-Based Oral Health Program Article
2015 Pierce County Smile Survey

ABCD or Access to Baby and Child Dentistry focuses on preventive and restorative dental care for Medicaid-eligible children from birth to age six, with emphasis on enrollment by age one. To enroll your child in the ABCD program
please call (253) 798-4720.

The Mentorship Program collaborates with Pierce College Dental Hygiene Program, Eastern Washington State University and the University of Washington. Students participate in oral health activities and receive first-hand experience in providing oral health services. Students are exposed to community and public health specialties—while also fulfilling our need to provide program services throughout the County—and graduates attain knowledge of public health concepts. More information: djacobs@tpchd.org.

The Dental Health program also sponsors the Pierce County Oral Health Coalition to ensure that the dental health issues of all Pierce County residents are represented.
Call (253) 798-2945 to get involved.

Comprehensive Community Oral Health Plan

Oral Health Resources