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Free youth dental screenings in Vaughn on Wednesday

Youth Dental Screening
Posted at 9:56 AM, Apr 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-27 15:23:14-04

GREAT FALLS — Alluvion Health, in partnership with the Vaughn Public School, will offer free dental screenings for students in grades K-8 on Wednesday, April 28, from 9 a.m. until noon.

The screenings take between 60 and 90 seconds with a certified dental provider to quickly evaluate oral health and any issues that need to be taken care of. The screenings are free, with no need for proof of insurance.

After receiving a dental screening, Alluvion also offers dental services, as well as referral resources for anyone in need of a new dentist.

Alluvion will be using its new mobile dental unit. “We’ve been lucky enough to, we actually will be rolling out, and it was at the Alliance For Youth, our mobile dental unit, which is actually a full-on, two operatory mobile unit which we are moving forward with, so there will be lots of opportunities for folks to get their needs met, whether they’re in Great Falls or out of Great Falls in the future, just to bring healthcare to folks,” said Casey Schreiner, Alluvion’s Chief Strategic Officer.

Alluvion Health said in a news release that this is the first of several partnership opportunities with Vaughn Public School and Alluvion Health, and both organizations are excited about the opportunity to streamline the delivery of services to a population that may face some barriers to care.

Jan Cahill, Superintendent of Vaughn Public School, said in a news release, “We are committed to the health and well-being of the students and know that our rural location can make it hard for them to get the services they need. This is just one reason we are excited to bring these free dental screenings to them. In addition, this is a great opportunity to introduce Alluvion Health to our community as they are preparing to offer more local services in partnership with the school.”

Parents/guardians who would like their students to participate just need to complete a consent form provided by Alluvion Health. The forms will be available on-site the day of the screening and there is no cost or insurance needed on the day of the event.

For more information, call the Alluvion dental office at 406-791-9267, or click here to visit the website.