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Partnership brings dental services to low-income Dade County residents

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Ozarks Community Health Center formed a partnership with the Dade County Health Department to bring dental care to low-income residents.

The dental clinic is open Tuesday through Thursday and will occupy space in the Dade County Health Department’s new addition, according to a news release.

“Currently, no other dental option exists for patients with Medicaid,” said Scott Crouch, CEO of Ozarks Community Health Center, in the release. “We know dental health directly impacts overall health and that’s why we’ve made it a top priority to serve Dade County.”

Services offered for children and adults include dental screenings and oral examinations, cleanings, extractions, X-rays, fillings, crowns, pulpotomies, sealants and dentures.

“OCHC provided dental care through the schools to children, but many, many adults have gone without dental care. We knew dental care has been a big need for a very long time. It’s been one of our goals at the health department to make this happen,” said Dade County Health Department Director Pam Allen, in the release.

Allen said Medicaid is accepted and a patient does not have to be a resident of Dade County to receive service at the clinic. Services are provided on a sliding fee scale.

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