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UB Dental’s clinic on wheels to bring a week of dental care to Buffalo River community

The 42-foot dental clinic is outfitted with three dental chairs, an X-ray imaging machine, a sanitization center and more. Photo: Douglas Levere

Release Date: July 1, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo mobile dental van is on the move, soon travelling to the Valley Community Center to bring healthy smiles to the Buffalo River community.

For five days, the 42-foot dental clinic will provide a range of affordable oral health care services, including cleanings, fillings and educational outreach. The mobile unit is outfitted with three dental chairs, an X-ray imaging machine, a sanitization center and more.

The services will be available from July 11-15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Valley Community Center at 93 Leddy St. in Buffalo. Patients of any age are welcome. Medicaid, and Child and Family Health Plus are accepted.

The program is provided through S-miles To Go, an initiative led by the UB School of Dental Medicine that aims to deliver access to oral health care to underserved areas in Western New York.

The initiative also serves as an opportunity to train dental students and introduce them to the challenges faced by patients who lack access to dental care.

The mobile dental van has served the oral health needs of the local community for 15 years, providing more than 38,000 patient visits.

For more information about S-Miles To Go, visit https://dental.buffalo.edu/CommunityOutreach/MobileDentalVan.aspx or call UB Dental at 829-2732.

Media Contact Information

Marcene Robinson
News Content Manager
Dental Medicine, Libraries, Nursing, Pharmacy

Tel: 716-645-4595
marcener@buffalo.edu