Oral Health Program - El Dorado Smiles


Good oral health is essential for overall well-being and effective learning. El Dorado Smiles is dedicated to promoting oral health in El Dorado County and Alpine County communities. We team up with community groups, youth organizations, schools, and dentists to raise awareness and support oral health.

El Dorado Smiles focuses on five key program components:

  • Oral Health Education
  • Dental Disease Prevention
  • Access to Dental Care
  • Local Oral Health Data Collection
  • Outreach and Case Management Services

Our program includes building partnerships, training community organizations in oral health, conducting educational classes, implementing school-based and school-linked programs to overcome barriers to care, and supporting initiatives like the El Dorado Smiles mobile dental van.


Find a Dentist

Keeping your teeth healthy means brushing and flossing every day and seeing a dentist regularly will help prevent cavities and allow early recognition of other dental problems.

The El Dorado Smiles program works with local health centers and dentists to help you find the right care for you and your family. Following are some resources for healthcare options in your area:




Review our list of local pediatric and general dentists accepting Medi-Cal, to find the right provider for you:

Find a Local Pediatric Dentist(PDF, 205KB)

Find a Local General Dentist(PDF, 203KB)


Did you know that 54% of kids already have a cavity by age 8? The good news is that almost all oral health problems are preventable.

El Dorado Smiles teams up with schools and community groups to teach and provide resources to children and families and provide early intervention measures. Please view the resources below to learn how to prevent cavities and make dentist visits less scary for your children.

Newsletters and Resources

The Local Oral Health Program likes to keep the community informed about any news and updates on our programs. Please feel free to follow us using the different resources below. 




Vision Statement

We envision a community where all children are cavity-free; families are living healthier and longer lives due to an engaged community oral health effort that is supported by active and committed organizations working together.