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Health Linkages Oral Health Program


Mission and Vision

Our mission is to improve the oral health of our community's children through the coordination and execution of comprehensive oral health prevention, identification and restorative treatment programs and services. Our vision is that every Santa Barbara County community member will have access to quality oral health services to prevent and treat dental disease and advance their overall health and development.  Implementation

Santa Barbara County's Oral Health Plan Implementation

In 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (SBCPHD) was granted funding to develop a local oral health plan through the California Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. Funds were granted to Local Health Jurisdictions (LHJ) from Proposition 56, the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 (Prop 56) for the purpose and goal of education about oral health, dental disease prevention, and linakge to treatment of dental disease including dental disease caused by the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products. The Oral Health Program of Health Linkages has since developed a Community Oral Health Improvement Plan and Evaluation Plan to guide Santa Barbara County towards better oral health. 

Santa Barbara County Community Oral Health Improvement Plan (2020)

Santa Barbara County Evaluation Plan (2021)

Santa Barbara County Oral Health Needs Assessment (2018)

Dental Coverage

Smile CA
Oral Health



MaryEllen Rehse
CFRS Executive Director
(805) 964-4710, ext. 4456

Darnyl Dal Bon
Office Assistant
(805) 964-4710, ext. 4453

Jennyffer Rivera
Oral Health Program Manager
(805) 964-4710, ext. 4455

Collaborative Programs

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Santa Barbara County Promotores Network


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Upcoming Events

DART Meetings:


  • Tuesday April 27th, 2021

  • 12:00-1:30 p.m.

  • via Zoom Link

North County

  • Wed. May 5th, 2021

  • 12:00-1:30 p.m.

  • via Zoom Link

South County

  • Tues. May 18th, 2021

  • 12:00-1:30 p.m.

  • via Zoom Link

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The Berry Man
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3970 La Colina Rd. Rm 6 P.O. Box 6307 Santa Barbara CA 93110