Within the CCHS mission of providing quality health care for all, the CCHS Oral Health Program desires to assure appropriate oral health care for all.
Historically, because of limited capacity and high demand for services the dental program prioritizes access to care for residents of the Mid-Shore: who are covered by Medical Assistance or are without insurance; are under 20 years old; women who are pregnant; and patients with medical conditions referred by their primary care physician for whom dental care is critical to the management of their health condition. The program is also available to individuals experiencing acute dental problems such as severe pain, fever, swelling, or recent injury. Access to emergency care is provided on a walk-in, open access basis.
About our Dental Facilities:
- Equipped with state of the art dental suites
- Staffed by licensed dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and support staff
- Focused on children who are uninsured or enrolled in HealthChoice. At this time, due to the tremendous need for oral health services in the area, adult patients will only be seen for dental emergencies or by referral from their medical provider
- Partners with local community agencies (schools, health departments, Head Start, social services, and many others) to improve the community’s health
- Collaborates with Shore Health System, and Eastern Shore AHEC to provide hospital-based rehabilitative and restorative services for children. The organizations are members of CROC – Children’s Regional Oral Health Consortium.