Oral Health Program

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About the Oral Health Program

The Local Oral Health Program is a state-wide program funded by the Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 (Prop56) and administered through the California Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. Merced County Oral Health Program: 


Healthy smiles for everyone in Merced County. 


To improve overall community health and well-being by increasing understanding of and access to oral health services in Merced County.


  • Increase overall health in Merced County by addressing the early conditions that lead to poor health.
  • All individuals in Merced County will have access to quality oral health care.
  • Merced County will optimize the social and physical environments to support beneficial oral health habits in an effort to enhance the overall health of Merced County Residents.
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  • Overall health
  • Respect
  • Access
  • Love and care
  • High quality
  • Equity
  • All-inclusive
  • Linguistically/culturally responsive
  • Trust 
  • Holistic