HSA Dental Disease Prevention-Happy Tooth
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||HSA Dental Disease Prevention-Happy Tooth|
|Alternate Name(s):||Happy Tooth|
Health Services Agency Dental Disease Prevention-Happy Tooth
|Address:||1070 Emeline Avenue|
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
|Description:||The Dental Disease Prevention Program in Santa Cruz County began in July 1980, with funds from the State Department of Health in order to provide dental health education and assistance to our local community. This program provides services to over 34 preschools and elementary schools.
ELIGIBILITY: Preschool-6th grade students
|Programs:||The Happy Tooth Program is designed as a partnership between the county and local school districts. The county provides teachers with classroom and curriculum materials, as well as consultation and assistance with dental health education. The county also provides presentations to the parents of the students that participate in the Happy Tooth Program, focusing on baby bottle tooth decay, nutrition and oral hygiene.
In the classroom, students practice daily brushing and flossing techniques and are given oral hygiene supplies such as toothbrushes and dental floss. The students are able to receive daily fluoride tablets with parental consent.
More recently, the Happy Tooth Program expanded their services to conduct outreach and enrollment for Healthy Kids targeting children 0-5.
|Languages other than English:||Spanish|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Parking & Wheelchair Access|
|Public Transportation:||Available Within Four Blocks|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
|Parent Agency:||Health Services Agency of Santa Cruz County|
Preschool Age Children
School Health Programs
|This record last modified December 6, 2012|