BECAUSE Everyone deserves
a healthy smile.

We Are An Organization Promoting Oral Health Services, Education, Research & Policy Since 1985

Most Americans have access to excellent oral health care—but not all Americans. That’s why Center for Oral Health (COH) exists. For nearly 40 years, we have committed ourselves to improving oral health in vulnerable populations through dental services, education, research, and advocacy.

What We Do

Dental Services

We offer oral health services at standalone clinics and through school-based programs in California. We help low income families, the elderly, the disabled, and more.

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Oral Health Education

We teach the community about the importance of oral health and connect them with dental professionals. We also train dental and non-dental providers on preventive oral health services.

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Oral Health Research

We conduct research and release reports documenting oral health care needs of vulnerable populations. We partner with other organizations to better understand oral health issues.

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Oral Health Awareness

We provide policy and programmatic recommendations to improve the oral health of vulnerable populations. We also raise awareness with the public and legislators to achieve this goal.

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Our Dental Clinics & Programs

COH currently offers dental clinics and programs within California for underserved populations. We’re fighting the good fight of oral health one smile at a time.

Early Smiles Sacramento

Big Bear Rural Health Clinic


In Big Bear, we operate a dental clinic to support an isolated community. Elsewhere, we offer school-based programs for students in areas with high medical enrollments. We’re bringing healthy smiles to the Golden State among young and old alike.

Big Bear Rural Health Clinic

Early Smiles Sacramento

About Our Oral Health Organization

COH is one of the oldest organizations dedicated to oral health in the U.S. Learn more about our mission, vision, and history here.


Be a Champion of Oral Health

We can’t win the fight for oral health alone. If you want to partner with us in our vision, consider offering your time and resources to help those in need.


Are you interested in dentistry, research, or administrative positions? View our job openings.


Smile Drive

Help us raise awareness for children’s oral health and collect dental care supplies for kids.



Your financial contributions go a long way towards fulfilling our vision: Oral Health for All.

Contact Us

Do you have questions about our services or organization? Contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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