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Traveling Dental Clinic Provides Care To Underserved Children


June 28, 2019
by Vince Vitrano

Thousands of local children will now be able to see a dentist without going to the dentist.

DentaMed Healthcare, funded by a $500,000 grant from UnitedHealth, is about to roll out a mobile dentist office. The object is to deliver dental services in undeserved communities, where bringing kids to an office may be a barrier to regular care.

“You can see we have a state-of-the-art clinic right here,” Christopher Okunseri of DentaMed said as he offered tours inside the truck. It features three dentist chairs fully equipped just like the office. Young patients can get a full range of basic care. “They get extractions. They get fillings. They get cleanings. They get fluoride varnish. They get comprehensive care.”

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