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Comprehensive Community Oral Health Program

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Improving oral health in Pierce County

Oral health is fundamental to maintain good health and quality of life. Good oral health improves overall health for infants, children, adults and families. Poor oral health can lead to tooth decay, pain, infection, tooth loss and can cause:

  • Diabetes.
  • Heart disease.
  • Poor birth outcomes.
  • Obesity.
  • Poor self esteem.
  • Absences from work and school.

The Comprehensive Community Oral Health Program (CCOHP) helps babies and school age children receive dental services through:

CCOHP promotes a community effort which includes:

  • Dentists.
  • Medical providers.
  • Educators.
  • Government agencies.
  • Community groups.
  • Faith‐based organizations.
  • Businesses.
  • Residents.

A comprehensive approach to oral health continues as a primary focus for 2016‐2020. The program continues to evolve through community stakeholder input and collaboration.


Comprehensive Community Oral Health Plan

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