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Midvale Community Building Community, Inc. (CBC) Midvale, Utah

Families served by Midvale CBC are predominantly immigrants with limited English proficiency and little understanding of preventative dental care. Most will not seek out dental care on their own. To reach these families, Midvale is using Access to Care funds to support a home outreach effort. Dental teams identify children in need and make at least two home visits—one before and one after a dental clinic visit—to keep oral health care top-of-mind and increase the likelihood that children will maintain a good oral care routine.

"The outreach approach addresses several key barriers to dental care including a perceived low value of preventative dental care. Home visits help parents develop knowledge of the importance of preventive care."

– Mauricio Agramont, Midvale Community Building Community, Inc.

"With the support of the Access to Care Grant and other generous supporters we are able to steward clients from being first-time patients to establishing regular, recurring visits with WCC as their Dental Home."

– Trisha Roth, Well Child Center

Well Child Center Elgin, Ill.

Building trust with parents is the first step in Well Child Center’s “First Tooth Visit” program. Dental staff explains the importance of healthy baby teeth and parents’ role in ensuring their children have the advantage of good oral health. This empowers parents to start a good home care routine and bring their children back for regular dental visits.

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