Shenandoah Community Health’s dental center, Healthy Smiles, celebrated ten years of caring about smiles on December 9. The public was invited to an open house reception to learn more about the past, present, and future work of our community oral health center—Healthy Smiles. The event took place at the dental center on 58 Warm Springs Avenue in Martinsburg with a steady crowd of guests. Tours of the facility were available as well as information and appreciation for the many community organizations, local individuals and elected officials who were instrumental in securing funding and support for the creation of the center in 2009.
Healthy Smiles by the Numbers:
• 174 original donors
• 52,202 oral exams over 10 years
• 10,000+ teeth extracted over 10 years
• 107,000 patient visits over 10 years
• 11,854 patients under the age 17 over 10 years
• 5 dentists
• 4 hygienists
• 7 dental assistants
• 12 exam rooms
• 10,014 current adult and child patients
• A LOT of healthy smiles!
The mission of Healthy Smiles remains to improve the oral health of children and adults that otherwise would not have the ability to obtain the oral health care they need. The bilingual staff of Healthy Smiles ensures language is never a barrier. The practice accommodates patients with private insurance, Medicaid, CHIPS, supplemental Medicare, and those with no insurance. A sliding fee program is also available for those who qualify.