Dental Care for Children

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 The SLO County Public Health Department-Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP) established a partnership with Center for Family Strengthening to improve access to urgent dental treatment for uninsured children who cannot qualify for Medi-Cal, and have received a referral concerning dental disease from a CHDP well child exam.   

Grant funds and community donations support reimbursement of participating dentists for an initial exam, x-rays and approved treatment plan.   Some examples are extractions, fillings, crowns and  nitrous oxide gas.  

  • CHDP  refers children to dentists, approves funding for treatment plan, and care coordinates the patient. 
  • Center for Family Strengthening serves as the non-profit 501 (c) 3 so we may receive community donations to help children with acute dental needs. 
  •  CFS provides fiscal management services and  disperse payments to the dental providers in a timely manner.  In addition CFS  tracks the number of children served and prepares reports on the outcomes of this vital community resource.