University of the Pacific School of Dentistry's Center for Oral Health for People with Special Needs, California Department of Developmental Services, and The California Endowment are planning a press conference on Thursday, Oct. 9. During this press conference, the group will be announcing the results of an innovative, three-year oral health program addressing the dental access issues of California children and adults with developmental disabilities.
* This community-based program was implemented through eight state-contracted regional centers from Riverside to Sacramento.
* More than 5,000 individuals with special needs have benefitted from this program that links people and their caregivers to dental resources within their communities.
* Patient testimonials will be presented at the press conference.
This Web site will bring you news from the press conference when it is completed.