Dental H.O.M.E. Coach
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Access to dental care is the number one unmet health care need for
Ohio’s children*, but this health care gap is bridged as the College of
Dentistry’s Dental "H.O.M.E" Coach, which travels to Columbus City Schools,
providing great dental care —and genuine caring—to young Ohioans in need.
Originally funded by a donation from the Osteopathic Heritage
Foundations, the Dental H.O.M.E. (Health Outreach Mobile Experience) Coach
is a component of the College of Dentistry’s OHIO Project, which places
fourth year dental students in community clinics, hospitals, and private
practices that provide care to underserved populations.
Through a recent donation from the Delta Dental Foundation, the Dental
H.O.M.E. Coach will continue to fulfill its mission of delivering comprehensive dental
care to school children. In 2012 alone, OSU students provided more than
10,096 dental procedures to underserved children in Columbus under direct supervision
of faculty and residents of Nationwide Children's Hospital — this number equates to
an estimated $353,000 back to families in Franklin County.
*The Ohio Department of Health, 2012 Oral Health and Access to Dental Care for Ohioans.