The committee heard from LA County’s Dental Director and the Executive Director of the LA Trust for Children’s Health. We discussed disparities in access to dental care and efforts to address oral health inequities in Los Angeles.
We were also joined by a special guest, State Senator Anthony Portantino, the author of Senate Bill 830. If passed, this bill would dramatically increase state funding to districts like LA Unified. This is an equity issue and I look forward to building awareness and getting families involved in these advocacy efforts.