Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Calif Dent Assoc. 2010 Feb;38(2):115-22.

Mobile dental clinic: an oral health care delivery model for underserved migrant children.

Author information

1
Community Health Programs, University of Southern California, School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To investigate the oral health status, access, and the role of mobile dental clinics in improving the oral health of migrant children.

METHODS:

Parents attending University of Southern California's Mobile Dental Clinics completed a questionnaire about their children's access to dental care.

RESULTS:

54 percent of children were unable to access needed care, and prevalence of untreated decay was 87.4 percent.

CONCLUSION:

Dental needs are high among migrant children. Mobile clinics provide a safety net for them.

PMID:
20232690
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Loading ...
Support Center