Oral Health Services Expanding In Jordan Valley After Sanctioned Fund

April 14, 2023 6:12 am2 commentsViews: 212

Oral health services will be expanded in Missouri and twenty of its health centers are entitled to get funds. Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield alone is said to be getting $350,000.

Oral Health Services Expanding In Jordan Valley After Sanctioned Fund

Nationwide $156 million funding is being sanctioned to support 420 health centers in 47 states, Puerto Rico and District of Columbia.

It is reported the funding is to focus in enabling health centers in the expansion process of integrated oral health care services. The money will also look after in increasing the number of patients served.

About 1,600 new dentists, dental hygienists, assistants, aides and technicians will be hired to treat approximately 785,000 new patients.

Jordan Valley President and CEO Brooks Miller said the fund will be used in offsetting the salary costs.

Data reveals about 23,000 people had taken dental services in 2015 at Jordan Valley Community Health Center and this year the number may go higher.

In a released statement the US secretary of Health and Human Services said oral is part of overall health and well-being, and hence it is important.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell added further, “The funding we are awarding will reduce barriers to quality dental care for hundreds of thousands of Americans by bringing new oral health providers to health centers across the country.”


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