It’s already been one year since the Livingston Dental Center has been serving the community and those in need of care.

The center is owned by the Livingston County Health Department and operated by My Community Dental Centers. It’s located at 1335 Byron Road in Howell and provides comprehensive, oral health care to all patients in need of a new dental home but specifically focuses on patients who are under-served or without insurance. It serves those on Medicaid, the Healthy Michigan Plan or Healthy Kids; as well as those who have difficulty accessing dental services.

Health Promotion Coordinator Chelsea Moxlow tells WHMI they’re very excited and it’s been a really successful year, noting they are clearly meeting a need that’s been around for a long time. Moxlow says in the first year, the Livingston Dental Center saw 1,627 unique patients in 3,603 office visits. Of those patients, 45.7% are on Medicaid, 30.3% on Healthy Michigan Plan, and 8.8% on Delta Healthy Kids.

My Community Dental Centers has also been named one of nine finalists for the third annual Henry Schein Cares Medal, an award given to nonprofit organizations from the fields of oral health, animal health, and medicine that demonstrate excellence in expanding access to care for the under-served. Gold, silver, and bronze medalists will be announced later this year for each field.

For new patient registration, those interested should contact My Community Dental Centers at 877- 313-6232 or visit the link is provided. (JM)