Addressing California Children’s Dental Disease: Restoring CCDDPP Background Paper

Addressing California Children’s Dental Disease: Restoring CCDDPP Background Paper

The California Children’s Dental Disease Prevention Program (CCDDPP) was a highly successful program that helped to improve the oral health of California’s underserved children. Between 1980 and 2009, CCDDPP provided school-based oral health prevention services to hundreds of thousands of underserved children. Funding for the program was suspended indefinitely in 2009.

With dental disease being the number one chronic health problem among children in California and nationally and schools being the ideal place to reach children with necessary preventive dental care, it’s time to restore funding to CCDDPP.