Orange County Oral Health Zone

OC OHZ SUATThe Orange County Oral Health Zone is a community-engaged approach to bringing awareness of the importance of oral health and building healthier communities. It combines resources and programs from America’s ToothFairy with local programs, knowledge, expertise, and manpower to address the significant oral health needs of youth in southern California. By utilizing our community programs, ToothFairy 101® Community Education Kit and other resources, the Orange County Oral Health Zone works to improve oral health literacy and knowledge, improve access to care and unite dental and medical professionals in the fight against pediatric dental disease.

Orange County Oral Health Zone Goals

  • Expand access to oral health education
  • Elevate oral health literacy among pregnant mothers, children, teens, and their caregivers
  • Engage youth in oral health advocacy and community service
  • Increase access to care for at-risk populations

Orange County Oral Health Zone Clinical and Community Partners

Members of the Dental Clinic Resource Program provide direct service as well as preventive education

  • AltaMed Health Services
  • Assistance League of Garden Grove
  • Assistance League of Newport Mesa
  • Assistance League of San Bernardino
  • Assistance League of Santa Ana
  • Assistance League of Orange
  • Dr. Earl R. Crane Children’s Dental Health Center
  • Friends of Family
  • Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County
  • La Amistad
  • Puente a la Salud
  • The Children’s Dental Center (TCDC)
  • The Gary Center
  • The L.A. Trust for Children’s Health

Local Community Partners/College Students United with America’s ToothFairy® (SUAT) Chapters

  • Assisteen Chapters, Newport Mesa and Orange SUAT
  • Cal State Fullerton Pre Dent Society SUAT
  • El Monte School District
  • GG-Concorde College Dental Hygiene SUAT
  • Harbor City Early Childhood/Head Start-Volunteers of America
  • Nurses from OC Department of Education
  • OC School Readiness Nurses (1st Five)
  • Orange County Head Start
  • UCI Pre Dent Society SUAT
  • USC CHAMPS (1st Five)
  • West Coast University SUAT
  • Yorba Linda High School Girls League SUAT
  • Cerritos College Dental Hygiene SUAT

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Generous funders have made the Orange County Oral Health Zone possible including:

Delta Dental


For more information on the Orange County Oral Health Zone, contact:

Jo Jass, RDH

Orange County Oral Health Zone Manager

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