Santa Cruz County is in the midst of an oral healthcare crisis with only 30% of those on Medi-Cal able to access dental services according to Increasing Access to Dental Services for Children and Adults on the Central Coast, a study commissioned by Dientes Community Dental Care in 2016.
A broad community response is required. Oral Health Access Santa Cruz County -- a steering committee comprised of community leaders, healthcare practitioners, and education advocates -- prioritized the need assessment recommendations and developed an actionable, measurable strategic plan to address the crisis in our community by 2020. Our 2018 report card outlines the progress we are making towards our plan.
We invite you to join us as we improve access to oral healthcare in Santa Cruz County … you don’t have to be a dentist to make a difference!