Mobile Dental Clinic

Mobile Dental Clinic
Posted on 11/24/2019
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The professionals from the Mobile Dentists returned to Indian Lake Elementary School for three days recently. This time they brought their Restorative Care team, that is able to provide a broader scope of services.
Here are some fun facts stemming from their visit:

#82 students received preventative education ( in other words, they saw 82 students)
#39 students did not have any dental needs that were to be addressed by the dentist
#7 students needed additional dental care
#14 students still need urgent dental care
#77 students received fluoride varnish treatment
#30 students received sealants
#8 students received restorative care (i.e. fillings and other restorative dental services)
#35 students were referred to other providers because they may need braces, etc
#3 students that did not have dental insurance of any type were seen to receive a cleaning, screening and fluoride treatment.
#1 student had an abscessed baby tooth pulled 

Expanded Functions Dental Assitant Candice Sealey says they do x-rays, cleanings, exams and sealants, as normal. But they can also treat more serious dental issues. 

"If the decay is small, we can tackle a cavity with same day service," Sealey explains. 

If the decay is outside their scope, Sealey says they will refer the patient to a local dentist for follow up. 

Nearly 90 students were examined over their three day stay at ILES. Students from the high school and middle school were able to be treated as well. Interested parents may call their child's school to schedule an appointment.

The mobile dentists have been seeing IL elementary students since the 2003-2004 school year and they average 116 students at each visit. They started going to the middle school in 2015, with an average number of 60 students.
The Smile Care Ohio program is offered in schools for any student who has not had his or her teeth cleaned for 6 months. Any student in the district may visit the clinic if parents fill out the forms. Paperwork will be sent home with students and is available in each school's main office. Parents have the option of paying a reduced rate or applying for grants to receive the service for free. Statistics show on average in Ohio elementary students without dental care missed 2 days of school due to oral health problems. Students who are identified as having cavities or other dental problems will get a note sent home to their parents with information on follow-up care.

The professionals from the Mobile Dentists are back at Indian Lake Elementary School this week. This time they brought their Restorative Care team, that is able to provide a broader scope of services. 
Expanded Functions Dental Assitant Candice Sealey says they do x-rays, cleanings, exams and sealants, as normal. But they can also treat more serious dental issues. 
"If the decay is small, we can tackle a cavity with same day service," Sealey explains. 
If the decay is outside their scope, Sealey says they will refer the patient to a local dentist for follow up. 
Nearly 90 students are signed up to be examined over their three day stay at ILES. Students from the high school and middle school are able to be treated as well. Interested parents may call their child's school to schedule an appointment.