Katya Mauritson, DMD

State Oral Health Director,
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Ken Davis

Physician Assistant
Mountain Family Health Center
Rifle, Colorado

Garry Millard, DDS

Dental Director
Mountain Family Health Center
Rifle, Colorado

Patricio Gonzales, DDS

Mountain Family Health Center
Rifle, Colorado
 

Join us and help Colorado kids become

Cavity Free At Three

"Cavity Free at Three is working to increase access to care for children early in life, especially those most at risk for dental disease. It is also working to improve the effectiveness with which we, as healthcare providers, educate families about oral disease prevention. I hope all medical and dental providers who serve children will get involved. It’s up to us to lend our time and our talents to help all kids start out life healthy."
— Katya Mauritson, DMD
Causes of deteriorating dental health among low-income children can be attributed to a lack of access to proven preventive measures, including sealants and fluoridation; too few dentists willing to treat Medicaid-enrolled children; and in some communities simply not enough dentists to provide care. Cavity Free at Three works to address these problems by integrating prevention into well child care and expanding access to care for those most in need.
 
Causes of deteriorating dental health among low-income children can be attributed to a lack of access to proven preventive measures, including sealants and fluoridation; too few dentists willing to treat Medicaid-enrolled children; and in some communities simply not enough dentists to provide care. Cavity Free at Three works to address these problems by integrating prevention into well child care and expanding access to care for those most in need.
 
Causes of deteriorating dental health among low-income children can be attributed to a lack of access to proven preventive measures, including sealants and fluoridation; too few dentists willing to treat Medicaid-enrolled children; and in some communities simply not enough dentists to provide care. Cavity Free at Three works to address these problems by integrating prevention into well child care and expanding access to care for those most in need.
 

What is Cavity Free at Three (CF3)?

Cavity Free at Three began in 2007 as a training program for health care providers. It seeks to teach providers how to improve their outreach, education and service delivery to families with the goal of preventing dental disease early in life. We are committed to truly preventing oral disease in children thus ensuring that the next generation grows up with healthy mouths and bodies.

Program Goals:

  • Eliminate early childhood caries in Colorado's children
  • Improve access to and delivery of preventive oral health services for young children and pregnant women

Our Work:

  • Provide training and support to aid in implementing the Cavity Free at Three model
  • Link healthcare providers and children's health advocates to oral health educational resources and current research

Get Involved

Cavity Free at Three is designed to help you, the healthcare provider, have all of the resources and support that you need to join our statewide efforts to improve the oral health outcomes for Colorado’s kids. Explore this site to see all of the free resources that are available to you including:

  • On-site Cavity Free at Three training for you and your staff
  • Downloadable parent education materials
  • Business planning for incorporating young children and/or Medicaid into your practice
  • Educational resources about early childhood caries for medical and dental providers
  • Technical assistance for becoming a Medicaid provider