The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child see a dentist when the first tooth appears. Older children should see a dentist every six months to prevent cavities and other teeth and gum (oral) problems. However, your dentist will inform you how often your child should be seen based on his or her oral health.
Services for Headstart Children
Tooth decay is the number one cause of chronic infectious disease among U.S. children. This preventable disease also affects babies. If left untreated, this condition, often called Early Childhood Caries, or ECC, can make it harder for children to speak, eat healthy foods and stay on task. The HCC Network clinics of Buckner, Carrollton, Concordia, Lexington, and Waverly want to be your child’s dental home. Let us know how we can help.
All Insurance Accepted – Sliding Fee Scale for Those Who Qualify
HCC Network clinics offer the following dental services for both children and adults:
- Dental exams.
- Cleanings and fluoride treatment.
- Tooth cavity repair.
- Referrals for oral (gum and teeth) surgery.
Contact us to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our HCC Network clinics.
HCC Mobile Dental Unit
HCC has a mobile dental unit equipped with two operatories and staffed by a dentist, dental hygienist and dental assistant. The program is an extension of HCC’s federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) – clinics in Buckner, Carrollton, Concordia, Lexington, and Waverly.
Routine, preventive, and restorative services offered on the mobile dental unit include:
- Oral health screenings.
- Root canals.
HCC coordinates with individuals and organizations in need of services to bring health care to more people throughout rural Missouri. Those interested in scheduling visits from the mobile dental, medical, or behavioral health units are able to request services by contacting Outreach Coordinator Rhiannon Lovercamp at 660.243.4045.