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Commissioners approve mobile dental clinic

Post Date:09/11/2019 11:38 AM

At the September Commissioners' Meeting, commissioners approved a new collaborative effort between the Wilson County Health Department and Wilson County Schools called the Wilson Area School Health Dental Program. Commissioners appropriated $535,569 for the program.  Funds from the sale of Wilson County Home Health will be used for the program.

The program includes: preventative and clinical dental services to Wilson County school-aged children and pregnant women who have Medicaid or are uninsured, a mobile clinic housed on a truck, basic dental equipment and appliances, collaboration with the Wilson Area School Health clinics, and staffing with a dentist, dental assistant and an office assistant.  

The program targets children who have Medicaid or are uninsured and do not have a dental home.  The goal will be to get to all of Wilson County's public schools and to offer services during the summer.

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