Our trip to Crookston proved to be a success, yet again! We were able to book four appointments the day of August 21st and provided preventive services to a walk-in appointment, as well. We will return to Crookston in October, so look for the advertisment provided by Polk County Public Health and WIC regarding the dates our services will be available!
August was a busy month at the Thief River Falls WIC Clinic! With more advertising this month, we were able to schedule full days at the clinic on Tuesday the 14th and Wednesday the 15th! We will begin a new schedule this month and begin a rotating schedule with the WIC clinics we travel to regularly. Our Community Based Program will be back to Thief River Falls in October, so be sure to call to schedule your appointment soon!
We returned to the Blackduck Resource Center on Monday, August 13th to provide services to children and adults. We were happy to be able to see a full day of patients and teach them the importance of good oral hygiene!
Our first trip back since May proved to us that advertising in Beltrami County is how we will reach people who are in need of our services. We have been traveling to WIC clinics in Crookston and Thief River Falls and we are happy to continue a great partnership with all of the clinics, including Beltrami. We will be back in a couple of months! Those of you living in Beltrami County should keep your eyes and ears open to find out when we are in your community!
Northern Dental Access Center has received a grant from Healthier Minnesota Community Clinic Fund which consists of a portable dental unit. A team which consists of a Dental Hygienist and a Dental Assistant will be able to perform preventative services such as cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, oral health instruction, and screening for decay and other oral health problems. Our goals include preventative services and proper referrals for the elimination of pain and disease for this under served population, as well as to provide education and increasing awareness of oral health and it's impact on overall wellness throughout our community.
Click Here to download a Child's Medical History Consent Form. (it will need to be filled out completely to be seen for preventative services.)