Dental Health Access
Clackamas County Public Health has made dental health for Clackamas County residents a priority issue. Dental health has an impact on overall health. Poor dental health can lead to chronic diseases and make it more difficult to have a successful pregnancy. Harmful bacteria may grow in the mouth and cause oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease. This can lead to tooth loss. Bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cause infections that can affect heart health, cause premature births, and low birth weight babies.
To learn more about Oral Health, check out these links:
Click here to learn more about the Dental Navigation Program administered by Northwest Family Services. This video follows patients as they are provided a dental screening and referred on to dental treatment services within Clackamas County. These patients share their personal oral health history and the importance of this urgent dental care service.
How Do I Find Help to Obtain Dental Care?
- If you have insurance, contact your dental insurance plan for the name of participating dentists
- For emergency care and Oregon Health Plan Open Card: 1-800-723-3638
- If not currently enrolled, apply for the Oregon Health Plan: 1-800-359-9517 or TTY 1-800-621-5260 Must meet eligibility criteria)
- Oregon Health Plan Client Hotline (problems with eligibility and service): 1-800-273-0557
Low Cost Dental Resources
- Clackamas County Health Clinics: 503-655-8471
- Visit Clackamas Health Centers dental care page for more information.
- Northwest Family Services, Dental Navigation Program: 503-278-3574
- Russell Street Clinic: 503-494-6822
- Dental Access Program: 503-988-6942
- Salud Medical Center: 503-982-2010
- Regional Dental Resources
For more information about Clackamas Dental Health Access, Prevention, and Education Initiatives, email Susan Berns-Norman at firstname.lastname@example.org