Did you know that good oral health improves your overall health? It’s true—good dental health is tied to improvement of all health outcomes for all ages. The Regional Oral Health Specialist Program has been an integral part of building community resilience against debilitating dental diseases.

The SJBPH Regional Oral Health Specialist (ROHS) is a Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) funded position for La Plata, Archuleta, Montezuma, San Juan and Dolores Counties to provide local support for oral health assessments policy development and oral health access at a community level for vulnerable, underserved populations. The Regional Oral Health Specialist Program provides regional community coalition work and hygiene services for youth in Head Start and WIC. The collaboration between school nurses and the program’s school-based hygienist have not only kept kids from missing class due to painful oral problems, but provided much-needed care they wouldn’t have received otherwise.


Dental Services

Regional Oral Health Specialist | 970 335 2034

Community Water Fluoridation

One of the top public health achievements of the 20th century.

Dental Records

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The Numbers

students received fluoride varnishes at in-school visits last year