San Mateo County Dental Society (CA)

Pediatric Oral Health Access Program



The Pediatric Oral Health Access Program is a free training program that provides a sustainable increase in access to dental care by providing general dentists with increased skills and comfort level needed to treat young children, including children with physical and/or developmental disabilities. POHAP enlists general dentists who practice in underserved areas, treat uninsured patients and/or currently accept publicly-funded dental insurance programs. Prior to completing the intensive training course, participating dentists agree to routinely accept young children, including children with special needs, as well as provide free restorative treatment to a limited number children who have restorative needs and no ability to pay.Find out more by visiting the CDA Foundation webpage
Please note that the POHAP training was generously funded through grants and is now available only when program costs are covered.

Dentists can contact CDA for more information on training
Gayle Mathe 
Director, CDA Community Programs
800.232.7645 ext. 4995


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