St. David's Community Health Foundation Dental Program

Oral health is a critical component of health and must be included in the provision of health care and the design of community programs. – “Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General,” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2000

People's Community Clinic recognizes that oral health is an essential aspect of providing quality healthcare. That is why we choose to partner with the St. David's Community Health Foundation to bring their Dental Program to our patients. Several times a year, one or two Theo Mobile Dental Vans visit the People's Community Clinic to provide diagnostic, preventive and restorative care to Clinic patients.

Mission - The St. David's Dental Program makes oral health accessible to underserved children and their families by bringing care to them where they are. Our fleet of mobile dental clinics collaborates with local schools, community-based agencies, and other partners to promote healthy smiles, prevent dental disease, and deliver free dental care to those without other resources.

Sample Data - Patient Visit Data from Summer 2007

Dates of visit: 5/24/2007 through 6/15/2007 (16 days on site)

Total Patient Encounters (visits): 193 (1.47 visits per patient)

Number of Patients Seen (unduplicated): 131

Total Value of Clinical Services Delivered: $77,058.00

Average Value of Service per Encounter: $399.26

Value of Services provided by category:

  Diagnostic (exams, x-rays) 52%
  Restorative (fillings) 23%
  Preventive (cleanings, oral health instruction 13%
  Surgery (extractions) 5%
  Periodontics (debridement) 4%
  Endodontics (root canals, pulpotomies) 4%

 

 

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