Community Linkages

More LA Smiles is connecting community partners in LA County with oral health training, services, and other resources to support better oral health care for children 0-20 years. More LA Smiles is developing, enhancing, and coordinating innovative linkages with the federal Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, Head Start and other early childhood education programs, home visiting programs, schools, and other community systems to support the integration of oral health activities into their programs. More LA Smiles provides:
  • UCLA faculty-led training (on-site or virtual) - about oral health disease and the consequences of poor oral health as well as hands-on strategies for supporting families in taking care of their oral health
  • Demonstration projects to support integration of oral health services
  • Policy development to support improved population-level oral health care throughout LA County
  • SmileConnect Community allows educators and community organizations to post requests for oral health resources and services and directly connect to those who can meet the need.