Realize Significance of Mobile Dental Clinics
A need in mobile dental clinics is presently growing in the United States. Even now 5 regional health departments are in the process of arranging mobile dental programs. These programs have become possible thanks to grant awards received from the Kentucky Department for Public Health. The mission of these mobile dental programs is to increase the standards for oral health and dental care. The total amount of grants appeared to be equal to $160,000.
This financing will be enough to hire a full-time dentist with an assistant. Besides, there will be an opportunity to get portable dental equipment and to arrange two dental chairs. All the transportation expenses including dental supplies can also be compensated with the grant.
It is a serious problem when people cannot get proper dental care and the situation in this area is critical in some States. Thousands of children do not have a chance to visit a dentist on a regular basis. Besides, dental specialists note that most of the dental problems can be prevented and avoided with the help of mobile dental clinics. To promote the development of mobile dental clinics, specific regulations were adopted in 2012.
Since then, there are currently three dental programs in force. Locating public dentists close to the community will provide people with on-side cleanings and dental care. Additionally, those who could not get access to dental care will have a chance to fix all the dental problems. All the governors need to understand that oral health should be treated as number one priority and admitting it is significant to the health and well-being of the nation.
The main missions of these mobile dental clinics are to visit local schools and other educational establishments to render proper cleaning services, assessments, fluoride and varnishes. The beginning of the school year will be marked with the visits of these dental mobile clinics.
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