As a region, WNC has a rate of childhood caries that is 10% higher than the state average of similar aged children. By no fault of their own, children with dental caries are more likely to fall behind their peers when reaching academic and social milestones. We have to do better. To this end, our mobile dental clinic is equipped to effectively educate and treat pediatric patients throughout the region. Our goal is to help WNC children achieve oral health that all children deserve.
We accept Medicaid and private insurance as well as patients without insurance who pay on a sliding scale based on their income. No patient is turned away for inability to pay. In addition to adults, the grant we received will help us further our mission to expand these dental services to more children in our service area. We are enormously grateful to the Dogwood Health Trust for their support of our important work.
Ben Cozart, DDS
(Dr. Cozart is Dental Director at Blue Ridge Health, and serves on the WNC Oral Health Collaborative and the UNC Adams School of Dentistry Alumni Board.)