Oral Health Partnership provides free dental care to uninsured children

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Oral Health Partnership provides free dental care to area children who are uninsured or on Medicaid. Staff at the nonprofit say they seek to put a smile on the faces of parents.

“What we provide is an essential service because for a lot of dentists they struggle to care for kids who are on Medicaid or uninsured because they just aren’t getting their money back,” Katy said. Compton, marketing coordinator. to the Oral Health Partnership.

Located on Siegler Street in Green Bay, Oral Health Partnership is opening its fifth clinic. Those wishing to receive services are asked to call or drop by.

“They call us, then we check that they don’t have private insurance and we set up their kids for a date. We charge and we don’t charge families of any kind,” Compton explained.

The organization expects to see thousands of patients this year and reports that the new clinic will meet the needs of the community.

“This year we are on track to serve a record number of children, we will probably serve just over 10,000 children this year, and these are individual children, so we have approximately 20,000 appointments for these kids. We have a lot of needs in our area and we are growing to meet that need,” Compton said.

Oral health staff say the waiting list has increased by 390% since the start of 2020.

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