The Logan County Health District received from the Delta Dental Foundation $2,000 to provide two adult dental clinics during 2016. “The Healthy Mouth, Healthier You” program is made possible through a collaboration of the Health District, Robson Dental, the Community Health and Wellness Partners (FQHC), and Transportation for Logan County (TLC).
Robson Dental has agreed to conduct the two clinics at its facility. Adults without insurance or those with Medicaid will receive a screening, x-ray and cleaning. During the wait time before appointments the nurses will provide instruction on the importance of dental care and its effect over multiple aspects of one’s life such as:
Discussion with visual aids to demonstrate the amount of sugar in various drinks
Dangers of tobacco use and oral cancer
Model teeth will be available to demonstrate cleaning teeth and gums for common issues such as tooth decay, crowded/missing teeth or gum disease.
Participants will receive a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, two-minute timer and educational materials.
This partnership also increases access to care as the FQHC will enroll uninsured patients in the Marketplace if they desire. Residents will learn about the expanded access to transportation services (TLC) in the county. This Delta Dental Foundation grant enables a short term solution to an ongoing community need.
The Delta Dental Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization established in 1980, which serves the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina. The foundation’s goals are to support education and research for the advancement of dental science, and to promote the oral health of the public. For more information, visit www.deltadentaloh.com
Submitted by the Logan County Health District.