Austin Talks | New clinic to provide free dental care to underserved residents

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The Aspen Groupa national leader in consumer healthcare, recently unveiled its TAG Oral Care Center of Excellence – a state-of-the-art clinic designed to provide free comprehensive dental care to underserved Illinois residents.

The new 25,000 square foot clinic – centrally located in Chicago’s West Loop – will provide patients with access to the latest dental care technology and services from a team of dentists and dental support staff for up to 2,500 eligible patients each year.

To be eligible, patients must be Medicaid-eligible or uninsured Illinois residents with a household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

Patients will receive comprehensive dental care, including fillings, extractions, non-surgical periodontal treatments, dental implants and related restorations; 3D imaging and scanning; and restorative dentistry, including crowns, bridges and dentures.

The new TAG Oral Care Center for Excellence located in Chicago’s West Loop

The center was made possible thanks to the support of Rep. Lakesia Collins (D-Chicago) and Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago)who led legislation through the General Assembly in 2021 to expand the ability for licensed dentists to provide free care to underserved Illinois residents.

“Regular dental care is essential for overall good health, but for so many underserved communities, it’s just not a realistic option for maintaining good oral health,” Hunter said. “With clinics like the Oral Care Center, we can begin to reverse that reality so that no matter where you live, you can get the care you need to support a healthy life.”

Aspen Dental, one of TAG’s leading consumer brands providing dental care through physician-owned practices across the country, hosted its annual Service Day, providing free dental care to more than 3,000 veterans and their family members.

The annual initiative aims to close the gap in dental care for veterans who only qualify for dental benefits through the US Department of Veterans Affairs if he is 100% disabled, has a service-related mouth injury, or has been a prisoner of war.

If you would like to inquire about making an appointment at the new center and think you meet the criteria, call 1-866-TAG-OCCE or visit https://www.aspendental.com/tag-oral-care-center/patient

New TAG Oral Care Center of Excellence will bring the latest and greatest technology to underserved patients
New TAG Oral Care Center of Excellence will bring the latest and greatest technology to underserved patients
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