7 Healthcast: Mobile dental
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"I think its great cause me myself, I haven't had any dentist appointments in a long time because my Dad got a new job and so we lost our dental insurance."
The mobile dental service comes right to area schools...where kids can get check ups and some services right on the spot.
Michael Henry, dental assistant
"Our target audience is mainly children who do not have a dentist or that do not have insurance."
The students we met love the service.
James Logue, 12th grader
"I was a little surprised at how extensive it was, they have a whole like office in here with two chairs and a bunch of dentists in here."
J.R. Orne, 12th grader
"I think it;s a great opportunity because I really don't get the chance to go to the dentist a lot."
And parents appreciate it too---
"It's a big cost and with the way that business has been tough this year, so when I heard about this service coming to their school it sounded interesting and like a great program."
The mobile van can take care of cleanings and cavities...more extensive dental issues get referred to other dentists.
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