Outreach / Clinics - Coshocton ClinicServing Children and Families of Central and SE Ohio
The Coshocton Children’s Clinic is
located adjacent to the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital and has
been in operation since the early 1980s. It was started by Dr.
Dennis McTigue, former Section Head of Pediatric Dentistry, to
provide dental care to Head Start children who had previously been
bused to Columbus. It is operated by a foundation that contracts
with the Section of Pediatric Dentistry at the Ohio State University
College of Dentistry for dental personnel. The clinic has five
dental operatories, four in a bay configuration and one in a quiet
room with nitrous oxide capability. The Clinic is in the basement of
the Medical Arts Building of Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. The
travel required is 163 miles round trip, estimated at 1 hr. 51
minutes travel time from the College of Dentistry. Procedures
performed include routine and emergency exams, prophylaxis and
sealants, operative procedures, including restorations with amalgam,
composite resins, stainless steel crowns and routine extractions.
The clinic is overseen on behalf of the foundation by Dr. Brian
Dunlap, a private practitioner from Coshocton, Ohio, and an OSU
graduate. Dental residents can elect to visit and work part-time in
the clinic, but are not routinely scheduled there.