Did You Know California Has a Dental Czar?

Trained in India, Jayanth Kumar Has a Roadmap for Improving the State’s Oral Health

Over the course of my career in India and the United States, I’ve seen how thoughtful innovations in dental policy can dramatically improve the oral health of whole communities, while making life much better for individuals.

I’m the state dental director in the California Department of Public Health. Our team collaborated with the California Department of Health Care Services and a number of partner organizations to create a roadmap for improving oral health in the state through the year 2028. Improving oral health requires not only enhancing dental care but …