Taking Dental Care to the Streets

Written by admin, May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015 – Peterborough Public Health’s Mobile Dental Health Centre rolled into Havelock for Celebrate Havelock on May 9, 2015.  The celebrations took place at the Havelock Community Centre where staff representing Public Health’s dental team were on hand to showcase the range of preventive and treatment dental services available on the Mobile Dental Health Centre.

The fully equipped Mobile Dental Health Centre ensures eligible residents in rural areas of the county have access to dental services.  With two dental chairs, where patients will be treated by either a dentist, or a registered dental hygienist, the vehicle offers a modern and professional environment, and is fully accessible.  The services range from check-ups, cleanings, fluoride treatments, fillings and extractions – all available at no cost to eligible residents.

“The Mobile Dental Health Centre is a great way for us to reach more people, and make an impact on people’s access to dental health services,” explains Sarah Tanner, Oral Health Program Supervisor.  “Celebrate Havelock was a terrific opportunity to showcase the dental services we offer to rural communities.  With such a vast geography in the county this is an excellent tool to offer services and promote oral health.”

This July the Mobile Dental Health Centre will be celebrating four years of offering professional dental services in our Peterborough communities.  In order to find out if you are eligible, or to book an appointment please call 705-748-2230, or email dental@peterboroughpublichealth.ca.  The Mobile Dental Health Centre will be visiting Keene, Millbrook, Norwood, Walmart stores in Peterborough, Bridgenorth and other locations over the next few months.

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For further information, please contact:
Sarah Tanner
Supervisor, Oral Health Program
705-743-1000, ext. 391