Dental Outreach Program
The UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center has a dental outreach program that provides preventive dental care to children in Perry, Knott, Letcher and Leslie counties. Elementary school children receive care on the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile while Head Start and daycare children receive visits inside their classrooms.
The dental outreach program has received national attention from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for successfully lowering tooth decay rates and increasing the number of children receiving dental care. The services we provide are:
- Dental exams
- Fluoride varnish treatment
- New toothbrush kits
- Emergency care
- Case management
- Referrals to pediatric dental specialists.
- Oral hygiene and nutritional education.