Kelowna gets mobile dental care RV to help community in need
Beginning with two days a week this September the Dental RV, which has been funded by the Central Okanagan Foundation and Hands in Service, will move to different locations in Kelowna so eligible low-income, health and mobility-challenged individuals will be able to access dental care
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August 13, 2019 - 1:51 PM
KELOWNA - Kelowna is getting its first mobile dental hygiene clinic, ensuring those in need have access to proper oral healthcare.
Beginning with two days a week this September, the Dental RV, which has been funded by the Central Okanagan Foundation and Hands in Service, will move to different locations in Kelowna so eligible low-income, health and mobility-challenged people will be able to access dental care. It is outfitted with a wheelchair lift for mobility-limited clients and will be run by two Registered Dental Hygienists.
“We look forward to partnering with dental care professionals and other non-profit and community agencies to provide excellent dental care to all individuals,” executive director of Hands in Service, Patricia Goertzen said, in a press release.
A launch event on Thursday Aug. 15 at 11 a.m. will showcase the fully equipped RV, and allow attendees to meet with dental professionals involved in the service.
“This is a wonderful example of what happens when creative funding partnerships meet a critical need in our community,” Central Okanagan Foundation’s executive director, Laurence East said. “The Foundation’s purpose is to make our community a more resilient, thriving place to live. We are delighted to see this project become a success.”
Service eligibility, booking details and applications will soon be available online at: www.handsinservice.ca/dentalRV.
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