Ohio Schoolchildren Gain Access to Dental Care
October 15, 2013 by Dr. Emanuel Layliev Blog
A Lower Price Hill school became the first in the state of Ohio to offer students access to in-school dental care.
Located in Cincinnati, the Oyler School has over 650 students, many of whom are from low-income families. The decision to open a dental clinic on campus grew out of a 2012 Junior League of Cincinnati meeting that identified dental care as most common unmet community need.
But the Delta Dental Center at Oyler School will not only care for the teeth of students on the Oyler campus, it will also provide dental care for students from nearby schools. The center will be staffed by one full-time dentist and four other dental professionals. Hours of operations are from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on school days only.
The clinic will also be visited by volunteer dentists from the Cincinnati Dental Society’s Oral Health Foundation throughout the month. These dental professionals will serve uninsured patients and provide emergency care when backlogs for appointments occur. There is no set schedule as to how often they will help out, but it will be quite frequently, according to spokespeople for the clinic.
Parents and students are encouraged to call the clinic and make appoints, rather than simply stopping by.