The mobile dentistry clinic will be on site on Thursday, May 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The team is comprised of licensed local dentists and dental hygienists. Services include an examination, cleaning, fluoride, X-rays and sealants. Parents may accompany their children. If not, there will be district employees available to escort them to the dentist.
Each child will receive an oral health report card to take home after the dental visit. Patient care coordinators will contact parents of students needing additional follow-up by mail or phone.
All insurance is accepted, including Medicaid and CHIP. For those without insurance, a low cost self-pay option is available. And no child will be left unseen due to the inability to pay.
Proactive dental care is a way to keep your child healthy, in school and learning. Children who see a dentist regularly often have fewer health issues such as:
- Early tooth loss caused by dental decay
- Gum disease
- Heart disease
- Impaired speech development
Students will be provided with permission slips to take home and return, or parents may simply go to www.myschooldentist.com and sign in there. All children 18 and under are eligible.