Children’s Oral Health Program

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Zufall Health’s Children’s Oral Health Program (COHP) is funded through a grant from the New Jersey Department of Health and is implemented in northern and central New Jersey by a Regional Oral Health Coordinator employed by Zufall Health. View brochure.


The Children’s Oral Health Program provides FREE educational programs and resources including:

  • Age-appropriate oral health education for:
    • Pre-K through 12th grade students
    • Parents
    • Community groups
    • Public health & social service professionals
  • School-based educational activities conducted by registered dental hygienists/dentists
  • Voluntary, school-based Fluoride Varnish program
  • Teaching kits and educational resources for school nurses
  • Oral health education for participants in the Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Food Program (WIC)
  • Programs adapted for special needs children

Topics Covered

  • Oral hygiene instruction for infants, children, pregnant women, and adults
  • Importance of regular dental visits
  • Healthy food & lifestyle choices
  • Dental fluoride, sealants, braces, athletic mouth guards
  • Oral effects of tobacco/vape use
  • Oral health injuries
  • Oral cancer & gum disease
  • Connection between oral health and overall health

In-person and virtual formats are offered for all oral health education programs.

Schedule Free COHP Programming

Northern counties (Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Warren), contact Mary Geminiano, RDH, via email.

Central counties (Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, Union), contact Yraida Aponte-Lipski, MPH, BS, RDH at 908-704-2256 or via email.