Western University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), children should see a dentist when the first tooth has erupted or no later than his or her first birthday. Western University College of Dental Medicine’s (WesternU CDM) goal is to offer preventative and comprehensive services to children across Los Angeles County through the Children Dental Care Project (CDCP). The program focuses on increasing accessibility to those uninsured and underserved children ages 0 to 5 years-old through School Based Oral Health Centers (SBOHCs) and outreach in-classroom screenings and fluoride varnish application. At the SBOHCs, the children will be treated by dental providers located within the elementary school campuses and in school-linked programs. By creating permanent dental homes at the SBOHCS, the children will have improved access to dental care to prevent tooth infection incidences, better overall physical health, and enhanced quality of life.

Through active participation in the CDCP, WesternU CDM will not only strive to increase the accessibility of oral health care for children in underserved populations, but lower the children’s risk of early childhood cavities. By creating permanent dental homes for these children, WesternU CDM will integrate its education, health care interprofessionalism, quality patient care, and promotion of public health to advance and parallel its founding principles: humanism, science, and caring. We hope that you join us in our mission to expand child oral health awareness, reduce early childhood cavities, and encourage dental education.

Please return to this site in the coming weeks as we will be adding many new sections with details about our Programs and Partners as well as special sections with information for Parents & Families, Dental Educators, and so much more!

Contact CDCP:

1460 East Holt Ave
Suite 150,Entrance #4
Pomona, CA 91767

(909) 469-8500