May 2013

SJHM Provides Dental Care to Young Patients

St. Joseph Health Ministries (SJHM), Lancaster, PA, is making dental care accessible to pre-kindergarten-age children in need through a new dental clinic in Columbia, PA. The clinic provides exams and cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants, fillings and oral health education to children who are uninsured, receive medical assistance or meet household income guidelines. The community has no other dental care providers who accept patients on medical assistance. The stationary clinic is a new venture for SJHM, which also operates two mobile dental clinics that annually visit 40 schools to provide care to more than 1,100 students in Lancaster County.