Dental Program Launches Chester Outreach
Keystone Mercy Health Plan and Dentex Dental Group, a Philadelphia-based dental care company, are teaming up to bring a new mobile dental health program called “Chester Smiles” to residents in the city.
The 42-foot mobile vans staffed with experienced dental professionals and outfitted with a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art dental equipment will soon be traveling throughout Chester to provide quality dental care to the 34,000 residents who live in the area.
In 2009, U.S. residents made 800,000 visits to the emergency room for preventable dental conditions like toothaches, according to a recent report by the Pew Center on the States. This number represents a 16 percent increase over 2006. The study attributed the increase to the issues that underserved populations experience in receiving access to regular preventive care from dentists.
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- Children's Dental Policy