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Oral Health Program 

The mission of the Oral Health Program is to improve the oral health of all Berkeley residents through prevention, education, and organized community efforts. The program provides dental health services, education, and outreach to the Berkeley community.  

School-Based Dental Sealant Program
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The Berkeley School-Based Dental Sealant Program is a collaboration between the Berkeley Public Health Division, and the Alameda County Public Health Department, Office of Dental Health.  It is funded to provide dental health services, education, and outreach to eligible elementary schools in Berkeley.  

Who is the program for? Elementary school-aged children in Berkeley

Cost for services? Free

Oral Health Program Services    

  • Oral Health Screenings
  • Outreach in all Berkeley Unified School District elementary schools
  • Sealants and outreach to 3rd graders in all 11 Berkeley public elementary schools
  • Assistance with dental appointments, referrals and insurance applications      

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish outreach available

Finding Dental Services

Dental services can be accessed in a variety of ways. We have put together a dental resource guide to help you locate services that best suit you. It includes information about dental clinics that accept Medi-Cal, low-cost clinics, free dental services, and other important information. 

City of Berkeley Oral Health Program Dental Resource Guide

Did you know that Medi-Cal includes dental coverage? 

As a Medi-Cal member, your benefits and your child's benefits include dental coverage at little or no cost to you. 

Video: Medi-Cal has Dental Covered (Smile, CA)

Medi-Cal Brochure (English) / (Spanish)

Medi-Cal Dental Services Covered (English) / (Spanish)

Oral Health Activities for Children

Tooth Brushing Calendar (English) / (Spanish)

Crossword Puzzle (English) / (Spanish)

Coloring Sheet (English) / (Spanish)

Maze Activity (English) / (Spanish)


Toolkit for Educators

It is never too early to start talking to students about the importance of oral health education and screening. It can be a rewarding activity for both you and your students as you see them apply the lessons learned in their everyday activities. Below you will find information on a variety of sources available to help you do so. 

Career Resources

Presentations and Resources

Smile Smarts Dental Health Curriculum

Dental Health Demonstrations

How to Brush Your Teeth (2 minute video)

Additional Information 

Importance of Community Water Fluoridation 

1947_CenterStreetCity of Berkeley Public Health Division
Oral Health Program
1947 Center Street, 2nd Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
Map to location 

(510) 981-5336 (Phone)  
(510) 981-5395 (Fax)  
(510) 981-6390 (TDD)


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8:00 am to 5:00 pm


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