Mobile Dentist to Visit Elementary, ECS Schools

Mobile Dentist to Visit Lakota Elementary, ECS Schools
Posted on 02/04/2019
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mobile dentist at FreedomLast week, 21 Freedom Elementary students got a full dental exam with x-rays -- without having to leave school. Lakota’s new partnership with the Primary Health Solutions Mobile Dental Program made it possible. 

A fully-equipped van, staffed with an insurance specialist, dental hygienist and dentist, is making stops at many Lakota elementary and early childhood schools, with the goal of having them visit every building during a school year. The dental unit can do routine care such as cleanings, as well as sealants, fillings, emergency care and more. 

“This program gives students easy access to care,” said Lauren Brown, Lakota’s Manager of Health Care Services. “Parents don’t have to take off work for dental visits, and the time away from school is minimal for students. The school nurses even schedule the dental appointments where it fits best in each student’s day.”  

Each Wednesday, the Primary Health Solutions Mobile Dentist will be visiting a different Lakota school to complete initial exams. The van will return to schools to handle needed follow-up visits, and also return again for 6-month routine check-ups.

Primary Health Solutions works with many insurance companies, including Dental Care Plus and all four Medicaid plans. They also offer an income-based fee reduction and payment plans so no child will be turned away. If you need financial help or would like to talk to Primary Health Solutions, you can call them at (513) 454-1111 or visit www.myprimaryhealthsolutions.org.

Watch for information in your school newsletter to see when the mobile dental unit is coming to your school, as well as how to sign up your child for an appointment. If your child has an immediate dental need, please contact your school nurse and she may be able to make arrangements for an urgent visit at another school.