New Mobile Dental Clinic Launched In Toronto
A new mobile dental unit has hit the streets of Toronto.
Toronto Public Health’s new mobile unit hit the roads of the city this week to provide much-needed dental treatment to underserved communities. The 12 metre long van is fully equipped to provide a range of dental services for children.
Melvin Hsu, the manager of dental and oral health services and a major contributor to the design and establishment of the programme, said that there is a “great need” for the mobile service in Toronto.
Hsu said that many people asked about a mobile dental service before the van was launched and the service is set to make a huge difference to poorer communities.
Community partners, including health centres, family and youth shelters, are helping clients to make appointments to see a dentist on the day the mobile service is scheduled to visit.
The mobile van can treat up to 20 patients per day and will visit each community once or twice a month; communities served by the service will include Scarborough, St James Town and Jane-Finch.
The service is open to children in the communities; however, the main aim is to encourage people who have not seen a dentist before to visit the unit.
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