You are not healthy without good oral health.
Among Pierce County third graders, 51% have experienced at least one cavity. Tooth decay is the most common, yet preventable, chronic childhood disease.
Oral health program
We educate Pierce County residents about oral health. The Oral Health program provides:
- Dental health education to schools and childcare centers.
- Referrals for residents more than 20 years of age who have limited access to care.
- Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD).
- School-Based Oral Health Program.
- Comprehensive Community Oral Health Program (CCOHP).
- Sponsors the Pierce County Oral Health Coalition.
The Smile Survey shows:
- Untreated tooth decay has declined 41% since the 2010 Smile Survey.
- Sealants increased from 38.1% to 83.8% among third graders since 2010.
Healthy people 2020 objectives for 6- to 9-year-olds:
- Decrease untreated decay to 26% (Pierce County rates are 11% as of 2015).
- Increase dental sealants to 28% (Pierce County rates are 83% as of 2015).
Contact Dawn Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 798-2945.