Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
June 18, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3 provides Oral Health Education trainings for pediatric health care providers through the San Diego County Local Oral Health program. The goal of this project is to partner with pediatric offices to implement enhanced oral health prevention activities and education, as well as increase early referrals to dental professionals. The Oral Health Education program promotes AAP’s Brush, Book, Bed campaign and the CDC’s Rethink Your Drink campaign as ways to promote good oral health through healthy choices and routines. The program also makes fluoride varnish available for pediatric health care providers to offer their patients.

AAP-CA3 is available to train local pediatric offices on Oral Health Education. For more information contact Tara Milbrand or Megan Caldwell.

Tara Milbrand, MSW

Megan Caldwell, MPH

Funded by the CDPH under contract #17-10718




*   Baby Teeth Matter handout (English and Spanish)

*   Brush, Book, Bed handout (English and Spanish)

*   Brush, Book, Bed bookmark/magnet (English and Spanish)

*   Fluoride Cavity Fighter handout (bilingual)

*   Good Oral Health brochure (English)

*   Why do children need fluoride? handout (bilingual)


Fluoride Use in Caries Prevention in the Primary Care Setting | American Academy of Pediatrics (

UCSF’s Oral Health Literacy Toolkit

Local Dental Offices Serving Young Children

Bright Futures Promoting Oral Health Tip Sheet

Varnish Application video

Smile, California – Medi‑Cal Dental program

AAP-CA3’s Oral Health Education training presentation

Smiles for Life App – a reference tool for oral conditions designed to assist primary care providers in formulating diagnoses in real-time.

HealthReach –  a database of FREE multilingual, multicultural health information and patient education materials for those working with or providing services to individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP).  Use the link and look for dental/oral health materials.

Effective Communication Tools for Healthcare Professionals: Addressing Health Literacy, Cultural Competency, and Limited English Proficiency Training