Access to oral healthcare just got easier for underserved residents living in and around Dayton, Ohio, with the opening of the Midmark Dental Clinic at Sinclair Community College. Using equipment and furnishings provided by Midmark, it will provide a unique teaching environment for dental hygiene students and valuable health services to the Dayton community.
Located at the college’s Ned J. Sifferlen Health Sciences Center, the fully functional dental hygiene clinic will provide low-cost exams, cleanings, and more to the public. It also will be used to train students in Sinclair’s Dental Hygiene Program. Annually, the clinic provides almost $500,000 of patient care to about 1,500 uninsured or underinsured children and adults, including senior citizens and military veterans. With the new Midmark gear, Sinclair expects those numbers to increase by approximately 20%.
“We are so fortunate to have such a committed partner in Midmark,” said Sinclair president Steve Johnson, MS, PhD. “Midmark shares our mission to prepare the region’s future workforce with the highest quality equipment. In addition, Midmark’s partnership is helping Sinclair provide more healthcare services to the region’s dental patients in this expanded dental health clinic.”
The clinic features 25 dental stations. Midmark worked closely with the college to design these stations and outfit them with the equipment and technology needed to provide quality dental care to patients and give students the hands-on training they need to succeed in dental hygiene. Each station features a Midmark Elevance Dental Chair, delivery unit, LED lighting, and other equipment.
“We are extremely honored to work with Sinclair and be a part of this dental health clinic that exemplifies our commitment to the region and the future of dentistry,” said John Baumann, CEO of Midmark. “By building each dental station with the latest dental equipment and most up-to-date technology, we are helping ensure the dental hygiene students who walk through these doors are prepared to deliver high-quality care and improved outcomes.”