October 2013 marked the second year we have provided preventive dental care to students at Highland Elementary School in Crookston, MN. We were very happy to see many new faces at the school and a couple of familiar ones as we set up our portable dental unit on October 22nd and 23rd in the school to clean children's teeth. We were able to provide care to 16 children total and hope to visit the school next year!
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.)