Bay Area Oral Health Zone

Bay Area Oral Health ZoneThe Bay Area Oral Health Zone is integrating oral health education in school and community programs, expanding delivery of preventive care in nontraditional settings and incorporating oral health messages throughout existing local channels. By raising awareness and effecting positive behavioral changes in oral health, the Bay Area Oral Health Zone is building a foundation for a healthier, better informed and more productive community.

“As an NCOHF Oral Health Zone, we are able to do numerous outreach activities with our students and residents to care for children in underserved communities. In addition to providing dental health training…in areas where access to dental care…is difficult, NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy emphasizes providing preventive oral health education to pregnant women and young mothers so good oral health for children can start very early.”

Dr. Brent Lin, Director of the UCSF Pre-Doctoral Pediatric Dentistry Program


The Bay Area Oral Health Zone has engaged key stakeholders such as the local health departments and school districts in six counties, established Students United with America’s ToothFairy chapters in several universities/colleges, and built relationships with an array of non-profits to help expand access to oral health services. Oral Health Zone activities have included providing screenings and oral health education for the children and families throughout the Bay Area.

Dental Clinic Resource Program Members

  • University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Contra Costa Department of Public Health
  • Chabot College Dental Hygiene Program
  • Sonrisas Community Dental Center, Half Moon Bay
  • Ravenswood Family Health Center, East Palo Alto
  • Dientes Community Dental, Santa Cruz

Students United with America’s ToothFairy® Chapters

  • University of California, San Francisco – Dental
  • Chabot College – Dental Hygiene Program
  • California State University, East Bay – Pre-Dental
  • University of California, Berkeley – Pre-Dental
  • San Francisco State University – Pre-Dental
  • University of San Francisco – Pre-Dental
  • Diablo Valley College – Dental Hygiene Program

Referral Links by County


The Bay Area Oral Health Zone is made possible with the generous support of:

Invisalign Color

Delta Dental

For information on the Bay Area Oral Health Zone, contact:

Robin Vann, National Program Manager