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Mobile Program description
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Our passion to help kids, especially those least able to access or afford dental care, is why our Mobile Program serves more than 5,000 kids across South Dakota every year.
The program includes two trucks - Molar 1 and Molar 2 - that are fully equipped mobile dental clinics that provide preventive, diagnostic, and restorative care. Delta Dental of South Dakota manages, operates and staffs the mobile trucks. Local community agencies act as site partners to host a truck visit, and local sponsors contribute a modest stipend for the visit. The trucks have visited 89 communities across South Dakota and provided more than $32 million in care since the program began.
Dental hygienists and community health workers based on the state's Native American reservations also provide preventive care and oral health education. This facet of the Mobile Program has provided $7 million in preventive care to 17,000 kids.
Care provided through the Mobile Program is at no cost to the child or family. No insurance is necessary.
Every smile tells a story, and we've seen a lot of them!
The final week of June, 2022 marked the 50,000th time a patient has been treated aboard one of our mobile clinic trucks.
Learn more and watch a video about the milestone for our Mobile Program: