October 14, 2014

Join Us as we Unveil a New Coach

Bringing your children to homecoming? Stop by the College of Dentistry between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 18 and let them tour the new, 45-foot dental Health Outreach Mobile Experience (H.O.M.E.) Coach. The Coach will be parked at Postle Hall on the corner of 11th Ave. and Neil Ave. Funding support for this project was provided by Delta Dental Foundation.

Following a ribbon cutting, children are invited to receive a free dental check-up on the coach. Participating children will be entered into a drawing, with a parent, to win tickets to the Ohio State vs. Illinois football game on November 1.

"Dental care remains the number one unmet health need in Ohio. The H.O.M.E. Coach is a mobile clinic that helps bridge this gap by providing oral health care and education to underserved children in Columbus and surrounding communities."
--Dr. Canise Bean, community outreach and education director at the College of Dentistry.

The coach features dual slide out rooms, an exterior monitor, and state-of-the-art equipment to include intra-oral cameras for telemedicine communication for advanced diagnosis and medical opinion, high speed wireless connectivity, upgraded digital x-ray, flat screen ceiling mounted monitors, and an interactive educational station so patients waiting for treatment will be entertained and learning simultaneously.