Red Lake County Central Schools welcomed our program into their district this fall. We were able to see 16 children for preventive dental care at the school this fall and hope to return next fall to reach many more that are in need of care and qualify for our services! Unfortunately, do to the low response from parents who have children that attend the RLCC High School, we were unable to make a trip there this fall. Perhaps next year!
2013 marked the first year of our partnership with Northland Community Schools in Remer, MN. We traveled to the school in November and were able to see a total of 34 children while we were on-site at the school for four days! Thank you to the very dedicated staff in helping to educate the students and parents regarding the importance of good oral health. We hope to partner with you in the future to reach even more in the area with our preventive dental care.
This was our first year coming to Horace May Elementary to provide preventive dental care for the students. We saw 8 children on November 6th and spoke with many parents and teachers during conferences Tuesday and Wednesday nights to provide them with information regarding our Community Based Oral Health Program and Northern Dental Access Center. Thank you for partnering with us, Horace May! We hope to see you all next fall!
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.)