Education, Prevention and Community Outreach

Education and Outreach

We provide oral health education to children and families at schools and community sites to target the behavioral causes of dental disease. By addressing oral health literacy, we make a lasting and positive impact on oral health. 

Schools Love us!

“Ms. Smiley puts the Energizer Bunny to shame. Motivating, amazing energy, very memorable, and so fun!”-
-Ms. Saez
OakView elementary
“I have not seen students with toothaches like this in the past. Kids were absent or they were leaving school because of a toothache… not anymore!”
-Ms. Osario
Pio Pico Elementary


Healthy Smiles connects whole body health with oral health by educating children and their families on the connections between nutrition and oral health. We address common risk factors on cavities and childhood obesity by encouraging the decreased consumption of highly processed foods, decreased intake of sweetened beverages, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.


Education takes place in community sites such as Head Starts, preschools, resource centers, and after-school programs. Our instructors empower families by educating them about how cavities and dental pain are caused. We stress to parents that behavioral attitudes towards oral health can be more contagious than bacteria. Parents and guardians are also provided with resources to help find dental clinics in their areas.

Schedule a Screening Today!

For community event screenings or school-based prevention screenings, please contact our Director of Contracts and Community Relations:

Stephanie Rebollar
(714) 462-0495

Tooth Fairy Learning Center

The Tooth Fairy Learning Center (TFLC) is a fun and educational experience for children, parents, and visitors which incorporates Dr. Hy Gene’s Hideaway and hands-on activities to engage children in the fundamentals of oral health and the importance of healthy food choices.

Due to COVID-19
The Tooth Fairy Learning Center is temporarily closed.

Dr. Hy Gene’s Hideaway

  • Proper brushing and flossing techniques.
  • The benefits of fluoride and routine dental care.
  • The importance of drinking water and reducing sugar-sweetened beverages.
  • Hand washing as an important hygiene habit.
  • Other stations include a nutrition area, germ station, dental play area, and arts and crafts to keep kids smiling as they wait for their dental visits.

Ready to See the Dentist?

Call (714) 537-0700 to register for an appointment

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