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Day of Care Serves as Kick-Off to Greater Push for Dentistry in Virginia Long-Term Care Facilities

July 11, 2014

Dentists in Virginia recently provided care to residents of a Richmond-area long-term care facility as a kick-off event for a greater push to improve access to dental care among that population.

Twenty volunteers – including seven dentists – provided dental services to 52 patients at the Envoy of Westover Hills on June 20, according to the Virginia Dental Association, which organized the event. While dentists provided more than $6,000 in care during the event, several patients with more complex conditions will need further treatment. The Virginia Dental Association is working to coordinate this care in the near future.