Healthy Smiles for Life
HCC Network, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, has developed a mobile dental program called Healthy Smiles for Life. The program provides onsite oral health services to children living in HCC’s rural service area. Healthy Smiles for Life is funded through a Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) grant that allows businesses to donate and receive a 70 percent tax credit.
The mobile dental unit is 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) – Community Health Centers in Buckner, Carrollton, Concordia 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.
HCC is always looking to expand mobile unit services to more areas. Contact HCC to learn more.