Project Title: West Central Dental Clinic “Tooth Tour”
Grant Period: 05/01/2009 – 04/30/2012
Program Representative Interviewed: Shannon Vanderheiden, Health Director
Location: North Platte, Nebraska
Program Overview: This program established a mobile dental clinic called the “Tooth Tour”
to reach elementary school-aged children who are underserved by oral health resources. The mobile dental
clinic traveled to participating elementary schools within a three-county service area. Services provided
by the clinic included dental examinations, screenings, cleanings, X-rays, and fluoride varnish applications.
In addition, dental hygienists traveled to schools to provide oral health education to students.