Delta Dental Mobile Program Provides Dental Care at No Cost to Youths in Need
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by Laura Hoiten, May 18, 2021
The Delta Dental Mobile is coming for two weeks in June 2021 to Watertown, SD! The Delta Dental Mobile will come the weeks of June 7-11, 2021 and June 14- 18, 2021. Appointments are every ten minutes and start at 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on Monday's but Tuesday's will run from 8:10 am until 11:10 am also every ten minutes. If youth from the Monday and Tuesday appointments need any additional dental procedures done, then on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday each week the bus will schedule those additional appintments for additional dental work. If there is not enough follow-up appointments made to fill up Wednesday through Friday, then those on the wait list will be contacted to fill up remaing time. The truck will be parked at the Watertown Intermediate School located at 601 11st Street NE, Watertown SD near the Boys & Girls Club and Lake Area Technical College.
For children 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 that started in 2011. During the last Delta Dental Mobile visit in June of 2020 the bus provided $28,498 worth of dental care to 56 children. Youth have on average 20 teeth when they are younger. Out of the approxiamtely 1,120 examined 88 had tooth decay totaling 34% of youth seen. Through the preventative, diagnostic, and restorative procedures done by Delta Dental our Watertown Area youth will be glowing with confidence and clean smiles!
The Delta Dental Mobile Program provides oral health services to underserved children. The program 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.
Registration is needed in advance and a patient must scomplete 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 email@example.com for more information. Para Espanol llama a Yesika al (605) 878-2021.
The Watertown Area United Way (WAUW) supports over 30 agencies in the area whose focus is in education, health, or financial stability. 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 please call the Watertown Area United way office and bring the Patient Information Form per child on the day of your appointment. With any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (605) 886-5815. if you have a schedule change and are not able to make the appointment pelase call 886-5815.
Community transit of Watertown will be offering FREE TRANSPORTATION to and from the Delta Dental Mobile Tuesday, June 15 from 8 AM to 10AM.
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Please bring a filled out copy of the Patient form below per child to your child's appointment, email it ahead of time to email@example.com, or 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.
Let us know if you are interested in your child getting dental care yet this year or next year from the Delta Dental Mobile! Fill out the information below for each child and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Watertown United Way, PO Box 283, Watertown, SD 57201.
Child’s Name: _______________________________________________________________________________
Age: Grade: Has seen a dentist before or no? Y N When? _____________________
Parent/Guardian Name: ___________________________________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature: ________________________________________________________________________
Phone: __________________________________ Email:_________________________________________________
Circle the language you prefer to speak: English, Spanish or another language? This will help us organize translators for the bus next year.
Habla Espanol? Para Espanol llama a Yesika al (605) 878-2021 con the Glacial Lakes Multicutural Center.