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Oral Health


Vision, Mission, and Values


The vision of the Oral Public Health Program (OPHP) is to create the conditions in San Mateo County for oral health for all, so everyone can be healthier.


Our mission is to improve oral public health in San Mateo County by collaborating with partners to provide interventions at the individual, community, and system levels. We achieve this mission by:

Providing or linking priority populations from historically under-resourced communities to:  


Accessing oral health care

As of January 1, 2022, Health Plan of San Mateo (HPSM) Dental began covering the dental benefits for San Mateo County community members eligible for Medi-Cal and CareAdvantage.

If you do not have Health Plan of San Mateo (HPSM) Dental insurance, contact our Health Coverage Unit by calling (650) 616-2002. Visit the Health Coverage Unit website for more information. 

If you have Health Plan of San Mateo (HPSM) Dental insurance and need help making an appointment with your dental provider, contact Health Plan of San Mateo Member Services, Monday-Friday 8:00am-6:00pm:

Toll free: 1-800-750-4776

Local: 650-616-2133

TTY: 1-800-735-2929 or dial 7-1-1

Visit HPSM Dental to see a dental provider directory, map, information about how to prepare for your dental visit, and more.