In the US, most communities have established dental clinics that offer community care for individuals and families who are underinsured, underinsured or underinsured-insured-for-medical-services, or who have other health problems.
Community dental care includes: filling and/or refilling dental appliances; providing routine dental care such as x-rays and filling mouthpieces; and providing x-raying or filling other dental appliances, including filling mouth-related appliances.
Community dental care has been growing in popularity over the past several years.
In 2014, there were 1.6 million community dental clinics nationwide.
In 2017, that number grew to 2.6 billion.
These dental clinics provide comprehensive, cost-effective community care that includes: oral and maxillary care; fillings; X-rays; and filling dental appliances.
For more information on community dental health, visit the National Association of Community Dental Hygienists (NACHD).
Read more about community dental practice:What does community dental look like?
Community dentists typically work with an oral surgeon, a dentist assistant, or a dental hygienist to perform a specific type of dental procedure.
These specialists may work with the individual in a group setting, as an individual visits the dentist for a routine visit, or as part of a team of dental hygmienists that performs procedures in a clinical setting.
In most cases, dental hygenists are registered nurses who also work as dental assistants.
Community dentistry is often viewed as a more cost-efficient option for treating individuals with chronic diseases than other types of dentistry.
This is because it typically provides more comprehensive, more effective and less expensive care than other dental practices, including orthodontics and other dental surgery.
Community health professionals are typically referred to as dentists, but many of them also work in other fields, including medicine, nursing, and pharmacy.
These professionals provide community care, which includes: dental, orthodental, and maxillofacial proceduresCommunity dental services can be expensive, especially in rural areas where dental hygeines are often limited and many people lack the means to travel.
For this reason, many communities do not offer dental clinics, although some may offer dental care through community dental schools or dental clinics.
However, some communities are expanding dental clinics to cover dental services that are not covered by existing insurance plans, such as fillings.
For example, in rural Minnesota, the University of Minnesota’s Community Denture Program offers dental and maxilla services to residents of communities with underinsured populations.
The program is one of the largest in the country and provides care for people who do not qualify for dental coverage through existing insurance programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.
Community clinics may also be able to help people with a chronic condition such as diabetes or other health issues that are hard to treat through dental treatment alone.
This type of care may include: dental and/ or maxillary fillingsCommunity dental clinics can also offer services to individuals who cannot afford their own dental care, including in rural and remote communities, where the cost of a dentist’s office and clinic are prohibitive.
For these individuals, the community dental clinic may offer oral or maxilla fillings that are more affordable than traditional dental care.
These services may also include filling mouth and maxillo procedures to ensure that patients are healthy and not at risk of a serious health problem.
In the past, many dental hygiants and oral surgeons had to work with a dentist, but in the past decade, dentists have increasingly switched to community dental practices.
These dentists perform procedures that are often much less expensive and require less supervision.
Community dentist care may be offered in a variety of settings, including offices, clinics, homes, and other community settings.
For example, some clinics offer services in the home or in the community.
Community dentists may also work with dental hyges, a term for a dental assistant who also works as a dental surgeon.
Community hygeine is a term used to describe an oral and/ and maxillian clinic.
The term is derived from the Greek hyggein, meaning “thorny” or “wet,” and anilin, which means “to scrape.”