Marin Oral Health Program
The Marin Oral Health Program is led by Marin County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Public Health working closely with the Marin Oral Health Steering Committee. The goal of the program is to improve the oral health of all in Marin through prevention, education, and community engagement.
Dental Care During the Corona Virus Pandemic
Here at the Marin County Oral Health Program, we are working to bring the most up to date information regarding best oral health practices to keep your mouth healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information Regarding Oral Health Management During COVID-19
Marin Oral Health Strategic Plan Implementation
In 2018, the Oral Health Program received funding from the State to develop a local oral health plan. The plan is intended to provide oral health education, dental disease prevention and linkage to treatment and case management of dental disease including dental disease caused by the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products. The Marin Oral Health Program, working closely with the Marin Oral Health Advisory Committee, completed an Oral Health Needs Assessment and an Oral Health Community Health Improvement Plan.
Oral Health Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan:
Learn more About the Oral Health in Marin County:
Oral Health Community Toolkit:
Oral Health Social Media Messages (Translations Available Upon Request):
Oral Health Activites for Children (All Activities From the American Dental Association) :
Learn More About Oral Health:
Program and County Highlights
Infographics for Infants and Children
- Protect Tiny Teeth (English), (Spanish)
- Milestones for Mini Mouths (English),(Spanish)
- Rethink Your Drink: Healthy Drink Race (English)
- Why Do Children Need Fluoride? (English & Spanish)
- Common Questions About Fluoride (English), (Spanish)
- Healthy Tips from Potter the Otter (English & Spanish)
- Teach Your Children About Oral Hygiene (English), (Spanish)
- Dental Care During Pregnancy Is Important (English), (Spanish)
- Teeth Brushing for Two (English), (Spanish)
- Questions Moms are Asking About Oral Health (English), (Spanish)
Infographics for Adults
- Choose Oral Health Friendly Drinks (English & Spanish)
- The Dental Decay Process (English)
- Healthy Snacks for Your Teeth (English & Spanish)
- Community Water Fluoridation Prevents Tooth Decay (English), (Spanish)
Family Friendly Oral Health Videos:
- NEW: Dentist Grover + Sesame Street “Starting Early” (English)
- NEW: Dentist Grover + Sesame Street “How Much Toothpaste” (English)
- Keep Your Teeth For Life by Kaiser Permanente (English)
- Two Minutes of Fun, They You’re Done! by Kaiser Permanente (English)
- Why Do We Brush Our Teeth by SciShow Kids (English)
- Brush Brushy PSA by Sesame Street (English)
- How Much Sugar Is In Soda? Re-Think Your Drink! by Kaiser Permanente (English)
- What Causes Cavities? by Mel Rosenberg, TED-Education (English)
- Tiny Teeth: Art of For Two’ing (English)
- Tiny Teeth: Art of For Two’ing (Spanish)
Find Oral Health and Dental Services
Persons Without Dental Insurance
You can access dental services in a variety of ways even if you do not have dental insurance.
Federally qualified health centers and other community clinics can provide care for you, even if you do not have health insurance. You pay for services based on your income.
- Federally Qualified Health Centers with Dental Clinics in Marin
- Federally Qualified Health Center: Find a health center near you that provides dental services. Narrow down search results by entering your address, state, or county.
- California Primary Care Association: Find a clinic in California. Please note, this platform will yield search results that provide medical, dental, and health care services, not just dental services.
Dental schools and dental hygiene schools often have clinics that allow dental students to gain experience treating patients while providing care at a reduced cost.
- National Institute of Health: Find dental care through a local dental school or local dental hygiene school.
Medi-Cal Has Dental Covered:
Did you know that Medi-Cal has dental covered? Through Medi-Cal Dental, you can receive low-cost check ups every 6-12 months and other comprehensive dental services for you and your family. Take a look at the links below for more information on how to sign up and what benefits are covered through Medi-Cal Dental.
For Medi-Cal Fact Sheets and Coverage Information:
- Medi-Cal Has Dental Covered (English)
- Medi-Cal Has Dental Covered (Spanish)
- Medi-Cal Brochure (English)
- Medi-Cal Brochure (Spanish)
For Information on How To Enroll:
Medi-Cal Provider Directories:
- Medi-Cal Dental (Denti-Cal) Provider Directory
- Medi-Cal Alternative Dental Practices
- Dental Clinics Serving Medi-Cal Beneficiaries
Private Dental Insurers and Covered CA Insurers
Family and adult dental benefits may be purchased directly through your employer. You may be able to purchase dental insurance through Covered California if your employer does not offer dental insurance coverage. Covered California is the marketplace for people and small businesses to find out if they are eligible for federal premium assistance to buy health insurance, including dental coverage, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
- Covered California: All Californians can sign up for dental insurance during the annual open-enrollment period, which begins in the fall. Many others may be eligible to sign up at any time during the year due to a life-changing event such as getting married, having a child or moving.
Once you are enrolled in a dental insurance plan, you can find a dentist that accepts your insurance coverage by visiting your health plan’s website.
Resources to Learn More about Dental Coverage
- Find a Dental Home (PDF): This brochure explains what dental homes are, why you should find one for you and your child, and tips for visiting your dental home.
- Your Child Has Dental Coverage: The Children’s Partnership created these flyers to help families better understand Medi-Cal dental coverage options in California. Flyers are available for download in both English and Spanish.
Fluoride and Sealants Resources
- CDPH Community Water Fluoridation Factsheet
- California’s Water Systems that are Fluoridated
- Fluoride Varnish – Helping Smiles Stay Strong
- Dental Health and Fluoridation
- Fluoride Myths and Facts
- Dental Sealants – Most States Lag on Dental Sealants
- CDC Information on Community Fluoridation
- Fluoride: Campaign for Dental Health