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Mobile Dental Unit now offering vision screenings for families

Posted 8 November 2019 at 11:59 am

Photo courtesy of Albion Central School: Albion Board of Education members recently toured the mobile dental unit, which visits local schools. Pictured from left include BOE members Margy Brown, Elissa Nesbitt, Linda Weller, Mobile Dental Unit Coordinator Denise Beardsley, BOE President Kathy Harling and Karen Watt, chairwoman of the board for Oak Orchard Health.

Press Release, Albion Central School

ALBION – For 15 years the Albion school district has partnered with Oak Orchard Health to provide oral health services to Albion students and their families.

The services take place during school hours and are intended for students that do not have a dentist. The unit accepts insurances and provides a sliding fee based on family income.

The mobile dental unit visits the school district every year for a couple of months to provide cleanings, dental exams, x-rays, and fluoride applications for cavity prevention. If needed, they also provide fillings, extractions, sealants and stainless steel crowns.

New this year, they are providing vision screenings for students. The simple screen can help identify if a child has vision issues and needs further evaluation. To date, 45 students have used the new vision screening service.

Oak Orchard Health Board Member Karen Watt and Mobile Dental Unit Coordinator Denise Beardsley recently offered tours of the unit to school staff and board members. Margy Brown, Kathy Harling, Elissa Nesbitt, and Linda Weller toured the facility before Monday’s BOE meeting. They were impressed with the services offered by Oak Orchard and commended them for their work serving Albion families.

For more information about this service or to schedule an appointment, contact Denise Beardsley at dbeardsley@oochc.org or call her at 585-267-9236.

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