St. Peter's Dental Program

A Good Idea

Description

St. Peter's Dental Program improves access to dental care and treatment for the poor, elderly, and under served populations of Albany, New York, through outreach services and dental hygiene events.

The Dental Program works with other community organizations to fill gaps in care and enhance the work of others dedicated to improving the health of patients. Dental care is provided to schools through a mobile dental unit and to skilled nursing facilities through in-house visits.

The Dental Program is funded by Ronald McDonald House Charities, as well as donations by corporations and individuals.

Goal / Mission

The goal of St. Peter's Dental Program is to improve access to dental care and treatment for the poor, elderly, and under served populations living in and around Albany, New York.

Results / Accomplishments

Since its inception in 2006, the St. Peter's Dental Program has provided dental care to over 3,500 under served students and elderly patients.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Shellie Dabney
1092 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 525-1757
mdabney@sphcs.org
http://www.sphcs.org/DentalMobile
Categories
Health / Oral Health
Health / Access to Health Services
Organization(s)
St. Peter's Health Care Services
Date of implementation
2006
Geographic Type
Urban
Location
Albany, NY
Target Audience
Children, Elderly
Additional Audience
low-income

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