Delta Dental Mobile Program

Delta Dental Mobile Program Provides $91,000 of Dental Care at No Cost to 106 Youths in 2022

Dental Bus Library

by Laura Hoiten, July 6, 2022
 
The Delta Dental Mobile came for two full weeks to see 106 youth. Appointments were scheduled every ten minutes. In September 2022, the Delta Dental Mobile will be visiting for one week. To schedule an appointment please call Kathy with ICAP at 886-7674 or call United Way to get on the waitlist at (605) 886-5815. 
 
The bus changed location to the Watertown Regional Library. Youth 5 years or younger, signed up for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library while registering for the Dental bus. Thank you to the Watertown Regional Library for this partnership to help our bus patients have a enjoyable experience at the Delta Dental Mobile and register for the Imagination Library!
 
For youth ages 0 to 21, who do not have access a dentist because of the cost, lack of insurance, transportation, or other reasons the Delta Dental Mobile will provide care at no cost. Children from their 1st tooth through age 21 are eligible. A full range of dental care is available, including exams, cleanings, preventive treatments, and cavity fillings. Oral health education is also provided to patients, so they can continue to care for their teeth after the visit.  Services are provided at no cost to the child or family.  No insurance is necessary.
 
The mobile dental truck’s visit is a partnership between Watertown Area United Way and Delta Dental Mobile Program which started in 2011. During the last Delta Dental Mobile visit in June of 2021 the bus provided $77,908 worth of dental care to 90 children. Through the preventative, diagnostic, and restorative procedures done by Delta Dental our Watertown Area youth will glow with confidence and clean smiles! To see the 2021 report of the Watertown Area United Way visit click here. In 2022, 459 sealants were placed, most of our patients were between the ages 9 and 17, and 18 youth had never seen a dentist before. To view the 2022 report click here. 
 
The Delta Dental Mobile Program provides oral health services to children and includes two mobile dental trucks that travel across the state.  The trucks have been in 81 communities throughout South Dakota and provided more than $17 million in dental care since the program began in 2004. To view our 2020 Watertown Area Delta Dental Mobile report click here.
 
The Delta Dental Mobile comes Monday afternoon and stays until Thursday night. Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning the bus will be taking patients for their initial appointment. Cleaning and necessary care are to follow either the day of the initial appointment or on a following day. The bus does fill up fast so please call asap to schedule an appointment at no cost, If you get on the waitlist, then please be ready the week of the bus to come during an openings due to cancelations or no shows. 
 
You do not need insurance to use the bus and if you have MEDICAID of CHIP you are welcome to use the bus as well.  
 
Registration is needed in advance and a patient must complete both the consent and information forms provided below or complete on-site the day of the appointment. To make an appointment, please call the Watertown United Way office. Contact the executive director at (605) 886-5815 or email director@watertownunitedway.org  for more information.  Para Espanol llama a Yesika al (605) 878-2021.
 
The Watertown Area United Way (WAUW) supports over 30 agency programs in the area whose focus is in meeting education, health, and financial stability needs. The WAUW is a non-profit community based volunteer organization whose purpose is to assist in meeting human care needs of Watertown Area residents. Learn more at www.watertownunitedway.org or follow us on Facebook @WatertownUnitedWay.
 
To make an appointment for either the September 2022 or June 2023 bus or get on the waitlist please call the Watertown Area United way office. Please bring a Patient Information Form per child on the day of your appointment ,otherwise, you will need to fill out on site at the bus. With any questions email director@watertownunited.org or call (605) 886-5815. If you have a schedule change and are not able to make the appointment please call (605) 886-5815.
 

Thank you to the Watertown School District for helping us spread the word about the bus and hosting the bus for many years!

Thank you to the Watertown Regional Library for helping host the bus this year and for helping us run the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to help put more books into the hands of youth!

Thank you to all the Watertown Area United Way donors who make the Delta Dental Mobile possible! Donations to your local United Way helps cover the two week visit in June and part of ICAP's visit in September at Lake Area Technical College. 

Thank you to the Glacial Lakes Multicultural Center for always helping translate for patients and their families during the Delta Dental Mobile visit!

Thank you to all our past and current volunteers who help with registration at the bus and interpreting services!

 
 

2022 COVID-19 Protocols

Please click here to view the most up to date COVID-19 protocols.

 
Please bring a filled out copy of the Patient Information Form and the SDF Consent Form below per child to your child's appointment or email them ahead of time to director@watertownunitedway.org. You can also fill out a paper copy the day of at the check in table.  
 
 
Please read the forms below before you come about privacy and confidentiality.  
 
 
 
 

Habla Espanol? Para Espanol llama a Yesika al (605) 878-2021 con the Glacial Lakes Multicutural Center.