Mobile Dental Clinic

Mobile Dental Clinic
Posted on 10/29/2020
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Mobile Dentists

Just in time for Halloween, several ILES students got their teeth cleaned and strengthened! 
The professionals from the Mobile Dentists are some of the few essential workers we are permitted to have on campus. They returned to Indian Lake Elementary School recently with their Restorative Care team. 
The team does x-rays, cleanings, exams and sealants, as normal. But they can also treat more serious dental issues such as small cavities. If the decay is outside their scope, they refer the patient to a local dentist for follow up. 

Nearly 70 students were examined during the recent visit.

The mobile dentists have been seeing IL elementary students since the 2003-2004 school year. They will be back for follow up cleanings and care in April.
The Smile Care Ohio program is offered in schools for any student who has not had his or her teeth cleaned for 6 months. Any student in the district may visit the clinic if parents fill out the forms. Paperwork will be sent home with students and is available in each school's main office. Parents have the option of paying a reduced rate or applying for grants to receive the service for free. Statistics show on average in Ohio elementary students without dental care missed 2 days of school due to oral health problems. Students who are identified as having cavities or other dental problems will get a note sent home to their parents with information on follow-up care.

The professionals from the Mobile Dentists are back at Indian Lake Elementary School this week. This time they brought their Restorative Care team, that is able to provide a broader scope of services. 
Expanded Functions Dental Assitant Candice Sealey says they do x-rays, cleanings, exams and sealants, as normal. But they can also treat more serious dental issues. 
"If the decay is small, we can tackle a cavity with same day service," Sealey explains. 
If the decay is outside their scope, Sealey says they will refer the patient to a local dentist for follow up. 
Nearly 90 students are signed up to be examined over their three day stay at ILES. Students from the high school and middle school are able to be treated as well. Interested parents may call their child's school to schedule an appointment.