Mobile dental clinics continually prove to be successful solutions for rural and urban populations where it’s difficult to provide adequate oral healthcare to the community. The benefits of mobile units not only serves to deliver much needed dental health, but also instills a sense of comfort and support to the community, knowing local institutions care about their health.
Mobile dentistry is one of the best ways to solve the problem of access to oral health care that many Americans face and it should go well beyond just preventive care. Mobile dental vehicles serve populations where prospective patients congregate; from schools and businesses to elder care facilities and community centers. They also travel to rural communities to underserved populations who may not seek treatment at traditional dental offices, which are inaccessible to them due to transportation restraints or their willingness to travel long distances. Instead mobile dental units treat patients at sites that are convenient to their location. This allows more patients to receive care they may otherwise neglect.