LCHD makes big changes effecting community
Pictured above, left to right, are Kim Farrell- Dental Clerk, Cassie Elie- Dental Coordinator, Dr. Mark Adams and Brett Siefert- LCHD Administrator.
The Lincoln County Health Department’s Dental Clinic is going through some changes and for many people it’s made all the difference in the world.
“Over the past month, we have started a low-cost adult dental program and now we are proud to introduce Dr. Mark Adams to our staff of professionals,” stated the LCHD in a recent press release. “Dr. Adams has been a practicing dentist for over 30 years and comes to our community with great experience in the dental field. He is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois and dedicates many hours working and volunteering in both states. His relaxed demeanor and compassionate chair-side manner will provide a pleasant experience for his patients.”
LCHD added that Dr. Adams will be working in the adult dental clinic Monday through Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Over the years, the dental clinic has witnessed first-hand the need for low-cost adult dental care. After working diligently to upgrade equipment and staff, the Health Department is excited to finally be able to provide these much needed services to our community,” stated the LCHD. “Our adult clinic will treat uninsured Lincoln County residents for basic dental services, such as exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings, and extractions, as well as provide education on the prevention of dental disease and healthful nutrition habits.”
Payment in full will be required the day of service. In addition to the payment, patients will need to provide proof of Lincoln County residency.
“Amongst the change, our Children’s Dental Clinic still continues to run strong with Dr. Sonia Kumar continuing her dedicated service to Lincoln County children,” stated the LCHD. “We have been proud to have her with the LCHD Children’s Clinic since 2008.”
Services are open to children in Lincoln County, ages 6-21, who are either uninsured or have Medicaid plans of Healthcare USA, Missouri Care or Home State Health. Treatment includes exams, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatment, extractions of primary teeth, fillings, pulpotomy and sealants, as well as education on proper brushing and flossing techniques and healthful nutrition.
Appointments for children will be scheduled on Thursdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“The Lincoln County Health Department looks forward to more expansion based on our community needs as funding and staff allows,” stated the LCHD. “To discuss your specific Dental Service needs, please call the LCHD Dental Clinic during agency business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 636- 528-6117 extension 4.”