NCH dedicates new Mobile Dental Clinic

Thursday, September 8, 2016


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (September 8, 2016) – A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. Many, however, avoid smiling because they are too self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth.

Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is helping create more smiles by continuing its commitment to providing dental care for those who cannot afford services. NCH recently dedicated its new Mobile Dental Clinic during a celebration at the hospital.

Mobile Dental Clinic at a glance:

  • The Mobile Dental Clinic is a 40-foot van with two exam rooms. NCH launched the program in 2003 to provide dental services to those without insurance.
  • Approximately 26 percent of people in NCH’s service area have not seen a dentist in the past year and 24 percent lack dental insurance. Since 2003, NCH dentists and staff have seen more than 28,000 patients and provided more than $6 million in care.
  • State Reps. Elaine Nekritz and Tom Morrison, Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes, Wheeling Township Supervisor Kathy Penner and Schaumburg Township Supervisor Mary Wroblewski attended the dedication ceremony.
  • Elk Grove, Palatine, Wheeling and Schaumburg townships each contribute annually toward the clinic's operating costs and made a special gift to offset capital costs of the new clinic.
  • Mike Schroeder, a former dentist and Wheeling Township supervisor, who died earlier this year, was remembered for the role he played in bringing the NCH Mobile Dental Clinic to the northwest suburbs.


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