Who We Are
COH was envisioned in the 1980’s by four extraordinary individuals. Together with initial funding from a Knight Ridder grant, these men laid the groundwork for what COH would become.
The late Dr. John Green, former Assistant Surgeon General of the United States and Dean of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), School of Dentistry
Dr. Robert (Bob) Isman, former Dental Director of California
Dr. Ernest (Ernie) Newburn, an internationally recognized expert on fluoridation, an expert consultant to the FDA, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the American Dental Association (ADA), a distinguish cariologist, and a published author
Dr. Joel Boriskin, an avid community water fluoridation advocate who successfully led the campaign to fluoridate the East Bay Municipal Utility District
To fulfill our goals, your support of COH goes a long way.
Management & General
We offer programs that help the underserved in CA.
What We Do
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you have questions about our services or organization? Contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.