Dental Health in Sonoma County
Did you know that dental disease is California's most common health problem for children and can lead to serious illness in children and adults alike?
Life is Better with Teeth!
A healthy mouth, teeth and gums - is absolutely essential to overall health. Poor dental health can threaten the health of young children and affect your health.
Untreated, it can have devastating effects on your child's social functioning, self-esteem, productivity and the overall quality of life of young and old alike.
Poor dental health is directly linked to diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Untreated dental problems during pregnancy can contribute to even more serious problems.
Young or old, good dental health means improved health.
Life is simply better with teeth!
Dental Health Network Strategic Plan
The Dental Health Network Strategic Plan 2017-2020 defines our vision, values, and priorities and outlines our overall strategy to achieve our primary goal of 75% Cavity-Free 5-year-olds by the year 2020 in Sonoma County.
This strategic plan marks the beginning of a new chapter for the Dental Health Network. It outlines a clear direction that will help us leverage the significant expertise and capacity of our community partners to address dental health in Sonoma County.
Download the strategic plan
Sonoma County Smile Survey
Sonoma County is fortunate to have periodic oral health surveys to improve strategies and see impacts for local elementary students. See below for the last two Sonoma County Smile Surveys.