OneWorld introduced our second Fluo-ride mobile dental clinic on Oct. 3, allowing our organization expand our dental health initiative to even more children.
Each year, OneWorld will treat several hundred low-income children in Omaha and its surrounding communities on the Fluo-ride. The Fluo-ride will visit area schools and other community locations to provide basic dental care like exams, cleanings, fillings, fluoride varnishes and more for children who might otherwise go without these services. By visiting schools, the Fluo-ride will allow children to
receive dental care without their parents needing to miss work for appointments.
“Providing children with access to dental care is important because tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease,” Andrea Skolkin, Chief Executive Officer of OneWorld, said. “About 20 percent of children who are between 5 and 11 years old have at least one untreated decayed tooth.Nationwide, children miss more than 51 million hours of school every year because of dental-related issues.”
The Fluo-ride mobile dental clinic is made possible thanks to generous contributions from philanthropists.