Oral Health Promotion Program
Dental decay is the most common chronic disease of childhood;
it is 5 times as common as childhood asthma. Dental Disease
has been designated the most prevalent unmet health need
in America. In our community, only 17% of Medicaid-insured
adults received dental care in 2002. The Whatcom County
Department is committed to addressing this important issue
and improving the oral health needs of community residents.
For more information
on our programs and resources, please use the links to the
left of this column.
about the Whatcom County Oral Health Coalition go to: