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    More LA Smiles

    Improving Children's Oral Health
    One Smile at a Time.

    We help to innovate health care systems in Los Angeles County by improving oral health care for 500,000 children with Medi-Cal dental coverage.

Our Mission

More LA Smiles is a UCLA-led Dental Transformation Initiative that aims to improve oral health care for 500,000 Los Angeles County children with Medi-Cal dental coverage.

This transformative work is being accomplished through multiple strategies with support from a group of local and national subcontractors, including: Practice-level and system-level improvements, Professional education programs, information technology solutions, and innovative performance measurement.

We work directly with medical and dental professionals in a clinical setting, as well as outreach on the community-level to impart the importance of oral health to educators and at-risk children.

Elmo’s Toothy Dance Awareness Campaign

We are proud to partner with Sesame Street in Communities to conduct a children’s oral health awareness campaign with the aim of educating children, families, and caregivers about the importance of oral health.

Join us as we celebrate all-new videos starring some of our favorite famous furry friends – Grover and Elmo! You can support us by sharing our messages, and posting to your social media accounts by using the hashtag #ElmosToothyDance.

Support the Campaign

Dental Providers

Our unique programs offer dental providers the opportunity to participate in a quality improvement collaborative and professional educational programs at no cost. Obtain your continuing education credits while participating free of cost.

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Medical Providers

Align your practice with national recommendations and integrate oral health care into your practice through innovative quality improvement offerings and professional education programs while obtaining CME and MOC credits for free.

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Community Organizations

Through tools like More LA Smiles Connections, we bring dental and medical providers together by providing resources, volunteers, and their pledges of support to bring necessary resources to communities in need of oral health improvement.

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