YUBA COUNTY MOBILE DENTAL CLINIC
The Happy Toothmobile is a mobile dental clinic offering full service dentistry to Yuba County Children. Through the joint efforts of Marysville Joint Unified School District, Peach Tree Clinic and First 5 Yuba, screenings, cleanings, sealants and restorative treatments are available at various school sites in Marysville, Olivehurst and Linda, CA. School Site services lessen the amount of time children miss school and eliminate the transportation barrier for families as we can escort students from class for dental appointments. Children not yet enrolled in school or not attending the host school are seen by appointment.
Our goal is to ensure that all children have access to quality dental care. Priority is given to children 0-5 years and their siblings, however no child will be turned away if he/she is NOT currently under the care of a dentist, and is NOT covered by private insurance.
An Outreach Coordinator works with school staff to identify children in need of dental care prior to the arrival of the Toothmobile to each school site. The Outreach coordinator links parents with the dental service, assists with the completion of health/dental history/consent forms, provides support services to medical staff, and escorts children from class to the mobile dental clinic on campus.
Our Outreach Coordinator also provides oral health education through classroom demonstrations, lessons, and hands on activities. If you would like more information on classroom visits, or have questions about our program services please contact Ronda Bowers at (530) 682-7408.
When asked “Would your child have received dental care if the Dental Van was not available?” sixty-three percent of parents answered ‘No’. Thanks to the unique partnership between Marysville Joint Unified School District and Peach Tree Clinic, The Happy Tooth Team is proud to provide needed dental care to children who may not otherwise receive services.
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