Scotland County Department of Public Health will host “Smile North Carolina”, a mobile dental office for children starting on Monday.
The program is expected to return next month and in December.
A dental team will set up a mini-dental office at the agency’s health education room and provide dental services for all children ages 12 months to 18 years of age on a walk-in basis.
Children can receive preventive dental care at no cost, as Medicaid, CHIP, and most other insurances cover 100 percent of prevention treatment. However, for those children without dental coverage, charity care services are available. No proof of financial status is asked.
Cardra Burns, WIC program director at Scotland County Department of Public Health, said signing up a child to see the mobile dental team is an easy way for them to receive necessary dental care.
“Smile North Carolina Dental Program has been a great asset for the community. Since we have started collaborating with Smile North Carolina, 83 children have benefited from receiving early dental care” Burns said.
The program will also be held on Nov. 14 and Dec. 10. It will be open from 9 a.m to 12 noon and from 1 to 3 p.m.
For information or questions about the program,contact Burns at 277-2470, Ext. 4462.