Mobile Dental Clinic

Mobile Dental Clinic
Posted on 04/05/2019
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Mobile Dentists

The mobile dentists of Smile Care Ohio are leaving Indian Lake students with shiny smiles for the spring and summer months. The team of dentists, dental assistant and x-ray technicians recently visited for the second time this year and saw nearly 150 students between ILMS and ILES.
They examine, clean and apply sealant to the teeth of any student who signs up. 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. They will be back at IL Schools next fall:)