Children receive dental check-ups at school
Hundreds of children are receiving dental check-ups in their schools totally free thanks to an agreement between Tulsa area public schools and Community Health Connection’s Dental department.
This program has been created to monitor the oral health of children, provided that they have prior permission from their parents so that they can be cared for and any dental problems be detected at an early age.
Last Monday a total of 100 children were served at Ochoa Elementary near 31st and Garnett by Felicia Cisneros and Martha Cacis, staff from Community Health Connection. Their job was to determine if the children had any problems with their teeth, and if so, to refer the children to a specialist in any of the two Community Health branches. The interesting thing about this program is that any child can be treated by a dentist, regardless of whether they have dental insurance or not. Community Health Connection is based on a program that serves people according to their income. This is how service costs and payment rates are determined, which are carried out in a personalized manner for each case.
Casis said that if any person is interested in receiving this service, they can go to the CHC offices, since they also speak Spanish, and determine what their payment situation might be.
This oral health program in schools will continue in the following months in different schools throughout the city.
If you are interested in your child receiving a free check-up, please contact your school’s office to ask about the exact date on which the dental staff of Community Health Connection will be visiting that institution. (La Semana)