Katya Mauritson, DMD

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

Patricia Braun MD, MPH, Pediatrician

Read Dr. Braun's Research demonstating that Cavity Free at Three Oral Health promotion intervention targeting medical providers reduced Early Childhood Caries.


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

About Us


Our Vision is to improve the oral health of all Colorado Children


Cavity Free at Three trains medical and dental professionals to provide preventive, oral health services for young children and pregnant women to decrease dental disease and reduce oral health disparities among high risk populations. 

Program Goals

Expand delivery of and access to preventive oral health services for young children and pregnant women.

Target: By 2019, 55.3% of Colorado women will have received oral health care during pregnancy

Baseline: 48.1% of Colorado women reported having teeth cleaned in 2013 (PRAMS, 2014)

Target: By 2019, 21.6% of Colorado infants will have received preventive oral health care.

Baseline: 18.8% of children ages 12-24 months received preventive dental care services (National Survey Child Health, 2011-2013)


Cavity Free at Three is managed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). CDPHE Oral Health Program (OHP) extends a sincere thanks to the foundations that support Cavity Free at Three: Caring for Colorado Foundation, The Colorado Health Foundation, The Colorado Trust, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Rose Community Foundation, and the Health and Resources Services Administration (HRSA). 

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What We Can Do for You

  • We train providers to conduct oral health screenings and apply fluoride varnish

  • We offer assistance with billing, ordering supplies and other technical support

  • We provide practical tools for conducting caries risk assessment

  • We help providers communicate the importance of oral health

  • We maintain an online library of downloadable patient resources

  • We distribute the latest evidence and updates in oral health research


To Request a Training

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We offer customized, free, on-site training to medical and dental providers. After completing the full training you will be:

  • Certified to deliver and bill for oral health screening and fluoride varnish services for Colorado children up to age 12

  • Up-to-date on important new standards of care for pregnant women and young children

  • Joining nearly 4,000 trained child health advocates striving to end dental disease in young children