Mobile Medical Units, often referred to as Mobile Health Clinics or MHCs, provide innovative and flexible healthcare delivery to vulnerable, rural, urban and generally underserved populations. Though often misunderstood, and sometimes not fully utilized, mobile health units can provide continuity of care in a number of ways, including:
Dental professionals are continually looking for ways to improve outcomes and better serve their communities. Many consider how mobile dental health units may help in these endeavors and want to ensure their program will succeed.
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.