Mobile Dental Clinic

Mobile Dental Clinic
Posted on 04/23/2021
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The Mobile Dentists are coming to ILES to start the week!
They will set up in Mrs. Mallory's room on Monday (4/26), Tuesday (4/27) and if needed Wednesday (4/28). Restorative work will be done if it is needed. The big problems will be referred out to see a dentist ASAP. Any student in the district may visit the Mobile Dentist. Please call the ILES Office at 937-686-7323 for a permission slip or more information.




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. 

The mobile dentists have been seeing IL elementary students since the 2003-2004 school year.

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.