Dental Clinic Receives $2,500 Donation From Sarasota County Dental Association
The Sarasota County Health Department's Dental Health Program recently received a $2,500 donation from the Sarasota County Dental Association to help continue its mission of treating the underserved in the community.
As a major provider of dental services to those with Medicaid, the dental program provides treatment to an average of 80 to 100 clients daily at two clinics, one in Sarasota and one in North Port. The majority of the clients are children. The dental program provided more than 18,000 dental visits last year.
The focus with children is on preventive services (such as sealants, cleanings and fluoride treatment), fillings, and other treatment.
Dental services are provided through state and county funding sources, as well as through grants from local foundations and other entities.
"We appreciate the Sarasota County Dental Association's generous contribution as we work together to protect, promote and improve the oral healthof children in our community," said Sarasota County Health Department's Dental Program Director Dr. Chander Malik.