New KOHA Webpage
Come visit our new Kindergarten Oral Health Assessment (KOHA) webpage to find the new KOHA Starter Manual, data tools, and find templates for schools.
School-Linked Dental Program Manual
A step-by-step guide for setting up a school-linked dental program.
Oral Health Literacy Toolkit
View resources for learning about oral health literacy and creating a health-literate dental practice.
Brush in a Box Toolkit
This toolkit walks you through creating an early education and childcare toothbrushing program, an important and effective way to improve our youngest children’s oral health.
California Fluoridation Manual
Use this manual as a guide for those seeking to initiate and maintain fluoridation in your community.
Resources for Medi-Cal Members
Smile, California has a wide variety of resources available to maintain a healthy smile and how to access care.

The California Oral Health Technical Assistance Center (COHTAC) provides support and resources to help local oral health programs achieve their goals.

We are a group of UCSF faculty, researchers, and staff with expertise in oral health. We work in partnership with the California Department of Public Health's Office of Oral Health Program and the UCSF Dental Public Health Postgraduate Program to create a healthier California through evidence-based strategies.


Our focus is on four primary areas, recognized by the CDC as fundamental to improve community oral health: 


Explore our Resource Center searchable database, which is continuously updated with a wide selection of oral public health resources. Browse by audience, topic, type, or objective.

Getting Started

Resources for local oral health programs by the California Department of Public Health.