The Delta Dental Foundation has donated $100,000 to St. Mary's Health Foundation of Evansville, IN, for a new mobile dental clinic that will help increase access to care for underserved children in southern Indiana.
The mobile clinic will debut later this year and will provide children with oral health education and preventive and restorative dental care services, including routine exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, x-rays, and extractions. The clinic will contain three dental operatory chairs and a panoramic x-ray system, allowing more children to receive dental services each day.
"We are extremely proud to provide funding to St. Mary's Health Foundation for this project," stated Teri Battaglieri, director of Delta Dental Foundation, in a press release. "With this new mobile dental clinic, we can help ensure more underserved children in southern Indiana receive the quality care they so desperately need to grow up healthy and avoid serious, painful, and expensive health problems down the road."
The mobile clinic will travel to six Indiana counties, including Vanderburgh, Warrick, Spencer, Posey, Gibson, and Knox. The new clinic will provide dental services to up to 30 children per day and receive 6,000 patient visits per year.