Monday, February 28, 2011

Mobile dental clinic brings care to poor children

A recent article in the Washington Post describes a mobile dental van project that helps poor children receive dental care. Named in honor of 12-year-old Deamonte Driver, who died of an infection that spread from his tooth to his brain, the three-chair mobile clinic along with volunteer dentists provide dental care to poor children. With the mobile clinic not meant to be a regular site for dental care, 47 "Dentists in Action" have volunteered to provide follow-up care and "dental homes" to children without places to go for regular visits. Teams of school nurses and counselors have also been set up in 20 of Prince George's poorest schools to work with parents.

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