Dental Services at Fairway Coming Soon...
Summit County Public Health will soon be offering dental services at 1867 West Market Street, Akron, OH 44313. We currently offer services in the community on the Dental Van at The International Institute and Community Support Services four days each month. Services are based on a reduced fee schedule, and we accept all Medicaid insurances. Please check back soon for updated information. For more information on oral health care for mothers and children, visit www.mchoralhealth.org/materials/perinatal.html
Summit County Public Health has provided school dental health services to the children of Summit County for over 50 years. Summit County Public Health owns a state-of-the art mobile dental van that travels to 2 school districts in the county. Children who financially qualify receive basic dental services on the dental van, right at their school.
A grant from the Tuscora Park Health and Wellness Foundation and Barberton Community Foundation made it possible to treat two school districts, Barberton and Springfield, for the past 5 years. Dental care is limited to qualifying children attending these schools, in grades 1-5.
For more information on the Dental Program, please contact Michelle Papp at (330) 812-3902.
For appointments, please call
Summit County Public Health’s Dental Sealant Project provides dental sealants in the Akron, Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls and Springfield school districts, as well as Bedford Public Schools.
The Project utilizes the Summit County Health District’s staff and portable dental equipment provided by the Ohio Department of Health. The expansion project allowed the Cuyahoga County Board of Health to assemble a dental sealant team to offer programming to apply sealants to students at schools in Cuyahoga County.
The target population includes elementary and middle school students in 31 Akron Public schools, 5 Bedford City schools, 3 Barberton City schools,
3 Cuyahoga Falls schools, 3 Coventry schools and Springfield Local schools. The Cuyahoga County Expansion Program includes 6 East Cleveland, 6 Euclid, 8 Lakewood, 2 Maple Heights, 9 Parma and 4 SEL schools. We have also added the following for the new grant cycle: 2 Brooklyn, 4 North Olmsted, 2 Richmond Heights, and 2 Warrensville Heights schools. All schools involved have a free/reduced lunch rate of greater than 40%. Few children in these schools have access to basic dental care. The goal of the program is to reduce pit and fissure cavities through the application of dental sealants, to provide basic dental education and to identify and refer critical dental problems, thus reducing untreated dental disease among students in need of services in Summit and Cuyahoga County.
SERVICES FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND YOUNG CHILDREN
Healthy Mom = Healthy Baby
Summit County Public Health offers dental services at the central location at 1100 Graham Road Circle in Stow. Dental clinics on the mobile dental van are available to children and prenatal clients by appointment by calling (330) 812-3816.
The preschool and prenatal clinic accepts children ages 6 months through 5years of age. The parent and child are given thorough oral hygiene instructions, nutritional counseling, and advice on dental care for the child. An exam, dental cleaning and fluoride varnish is applied. It is a great way to acclimate the child for a positive dental experience.
Medicaid insurance is currently accepted and a reduced fee schedule is available for those without dental insurance.
For more information on oral health care for mothers and children, visit www.mchoralhealth.org/materials/perinatal.html
Dental Resource Directory
Summit County Dental Task Force
In the fall of 2000, the Summit County Dental Task Force, a broad coalition of interested parties, convened to consider the issue of oral health and access to dental care in Summit County. The Dental Task Force has remained committed to monitoring oral health status and efforts to address access to dental care.
A review of the 2007 status report finds expanding access to oral health services facing a population with continuing dental health issues. Despite impressive achievements, oral health in our community unfortunately remains our most significant healthcare issue. Poor oral health and untreated oral diseases and conditions have a considerable impact on quality of life, including loss of self-esteem, decreased economic productivity, poor performance at school, and potentially, death.
The Task Force is pleased to present a new series of recommendations for addressing these issues and a 2011 report will soon be released. Access to care is vital for acute episodes of oral pain. Our expanded goals include prevention of oral disease, sustaining good health and an understanding on how to utilize existing health care services.
Dental Task Force Meeting Minutes
2011 Dental Task Force Report