Family Dental of Kentucky was pleased to provide dental services to students at Wayne County Middle School on December 2nd in Monticello. Erika Burton, RDH for Family Dental of Kentucky school-based dental services provided services to a WCMS student in the Youth Services Center.
Wayne County School students benefit from a wealth of services inside and outside the classroom. In order to have a great learning environment, students’ health, nutrition, and wellness needs must also be met. Therefore, In addition to the Healthy Kids Clinic, that provides medical, behavior therapy, and preventative health information – oral health is also being addressed inside each of the local schools.
Family Dental of Kentucky, a part of Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc. (CFMC), is pleased to provide oral health services to Wayne County students. The program has grown to include over 750 Wayne County students in 2019, who received services provided by the Family Dental of Kentucky program.
The program offers preventative oral healthcare and oral health education to preschool – 12th graders at their school with parental permission. On-site oral healthcare delivery reduces time missed from class for appointments and parents’ time away from work, while increasing access to dental care. Each student participating in the dental program receives a comprehensive exam, cleaning, fluoride treatment, and if needed, sealants and x-rays. All provided by licensed dentists and staff trained in mobile dentistry. Parents received a “Report Card” detailing the findings of the exam and suggesting follow-up with the child’s dentist if needed. Family Dental of Kentucky works closely with local schools and dental providers to ensure all students have an established dental home for life-long oral hygiene.
“Family Dental of Kentucky has been a wonderful service for our students. Some guardians have a hard time leaving work to take their kids to the dentist and others have transportation issues. Being able to have dental care in the school is a blessing to many families. Family Dental of Kentucky does a wonderful job, the staff is very friendly and enjoys taking care of our students. It’s a great program,” said Kendra Roark, Wayne County High School Youth Services Center Director.
Wayne County Middle School Youth Service Director Samantha Sexton agreed, “The dental program provides a great opportunity for students to receive services without leaving school. By participating in the program students are able to see a dentist without taking away from time in class. It benefits not only the students, but the parents and teachers as well.”
CFMC’s school-based oral health program has a significant foot print in thirteen school districts. Through the utilization of portable dental equipment, over 46,500 students in 87 schools have access to affordable, high quality preventive oral health care delivered by licensed dentists and dental hygienists.
For more information, contact Julie Smith, Director of Dental Services for CFMC at 270-858-6655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.