The Ottawa County Department of Public Health partnered with My Community Dental Centers Inc. (MCDC) to provide greater access to dental care in Ottawa County. A new dental center will open in Fall 2018 at 805 S. Beacon Blvd., Grand Haven. MCDC is operating the six-chair center on behalf of the health department. The center will provide quality dental care to all – children and adults enrolled in Medicaid, Healthy Kids Dental, Healthy Michigan Plan and private dental insurance. MCDC also offers MyDental Program (MyDP) for people without dental insurance, which provides reduced fees based on household income. An initial dental exam with X-rays will cost $39 for new patients. New patients may register now by calling (877) 313-6232 or visiting www.mydental.org.
• Dental exams
• Tooth removal
• and other dental procedures.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, good oral health is an important part of good overall health. Oral diseases—which range from cavities to gum disease to oral cancer—cause pain and disability for millions of Americans. They also cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year. When an oral health emergency strikes, people enrolled in Medicaid or those who are uninsured often go to the emergency room, not a dentist. “This new center is a much-needed service in the community,” stated Debra Bassett, oral health team supervisor for the Ottawa County Department of Public Health. “We look forward to the center’s opening and providing accessible and affordable dental services to residents in Ottawa County who have been unable to find a dentist.”