Coming to your area! Locations will include: McKenzie River, Dexter, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Florence, Mapleton, Junction City and Veneta.
Our Tiny House Dental Office is mobile and will be coming to a town or area near you soon. Follow our progress on our Tiny House Dental Office Facebook Page.
We are proud to serve the rural communities of Lane County. Our fully equipped mobile dental office will be scheduled at up to eight community sites each month. Current host sites include the communities of Florence, Mapleton, Cottage Grove, and McKenzie River. The communities of Dexter/Lowell, Creswell, Veneta, and Junction City will be added as Capitol Dental continues to find additional sites to host its mobile unit. The THDO team will include Cindy Fisher, Tiny House Coordinator, Driver, Dental Assistant, and Certified Community Health worker; Jo Eldredge, Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist; Dr. Aaron Berger, General Dentist; and, Dr. Leslee Huggins, Pediatric Dentist.
Oregon Health Plan members with Capitol Dental will have access to the Tiny House Dental Office at no out-of-pocket costs. The THDO will also be available to many insured and uninsured patients. Most insurance is accepted and uninsured patients can enroll in Gentle Dental’s own discount plan, the Gentle Dental Smile Plan.
Linda Mann, Director of Community Outreach for Capitol Dental commented, “The Tiny House Dental Office has been a dream of mine for over five years. It provides a two-chair, state-of-the-art dental clinic on wheels that allows us to serve the rural areas of Lane County, Oregon providing access to dental care for some of the most vulnerable Oregonians.”
Services available include new patient exams, x-rays, intraoral photos, and an array of preventive services, including dental cleanings for patients of all ages as well as sealants, fluoride, periodontal maintenance, scaling, and root planing, fillings, and extractions.
Community partnerships are key to this program. Partners allow space to park the mobile clinic and help increase the local communities’ awareness of services. The Tiny House Dental Office supplements the important services our partners are already providing to their communities. Community partners include Presbyterian Church of the Siuslaw, Mapleton Food Share, City of Cottage Grove (Community Center), and Orchid Health McKenzie Clinic. Service partners include Siuslaw Outreach Services, Siuslaw Vision, South Lane Mental Health, Cottage Grove Community Sharing, and Junction City Local Aid.