December 2013 marked the third time we traveled to Schoolcraft Learning Community to provide preventive dental care to students. We have had a great partnership with this school and a very dedicated staff who provides us much support while we are on-site. We were able to see 13 children this fall with our portable dental equipment set up in the orchestra room, as we do each year. Thank you, Schoolcraft, we look forward to seeing you again next year!
Because we decided to travel to Warren, MN this December to provide preventive dental care for students at Warren-Alvarado-Oslo Schools, we knew that weather could become an obstacle for us... and we were RIGHT! We were able to get to Warren and begin seeing children on December 2nd until pending blizzard conditions forced us to close up shop and head back to Bemidji. A HUGE thank you to the staff at WAO Schools as they have been so flexible and excellent in communicating with us throughout this month! We will be back on January 15th to finish seeing the remaining 9 children who are eligible for our services! See you soon!
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.)