MCC, VAAA partner on free dental care for seniors

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) Dental Hygiene Clinic has partnered with the Valley Area Agency for the Aging (VAAA) to provide free dental cleanings and check-ups for area senior citizens as part of the 226 DDF Brighter Futures Community Grant through the Delta Dental Foundation.

VAAA received the $1500 grant which will be used to cover the costs of cleaning and check-ups for senior patients who schedule their cleanings with the MCC Dental Hygiene Clinic. The clinic is located on the second floor of the Mott Memorial Building, and offers low cost services rendered by Dental Hygiene Students under the supervision of licensed Dentists and Dental Hygienists.

“We are excited to be able to partner with the VAAA to give senior citizens access to free dental cleanings and check-ups,” said Tara Spencer, Coordinator of the MCC program. Seniors who qualify for care through VAAA will be provided free of charge, extra and intra-oral exam, cleaning and polishing, periodontal debridement, fluoride treatment, nutritional assessment, periodontal evaluation, patient education, and dental charting.

The clinic offers state-of-the-art equipment including high-tech digital radiography, computerized charting, and intra-oral cameras. Funding through the Brighter Futures Community Grant is available for up to 60 patients. The Dental clinic has already serviced approximately 30 seniors.

For information or an appointment, call 810-410-1906, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — P.S.

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