NYC Health + Hospitals Adds Dental Hygiene Care to Its Pediatric Clinics
In an effort to improve the oral and systemic health of its youngest patients, NYC Health + Hospitals, a municipal healthcare system that serves 1 million residents of New York City, has added preventive dental hygiene services to pediatric clinics within 11 public hospitals as well as two freestanding neighborhood health centers. The dental hygienists working in these medical settings will provide oral health assessments, offer oral hygiene instruction, apply fluoride varnish, and provide referrals to dental clinics if more care is needed. Most children see a pediatrician during their first 2 years of life, which cements the importance of adding preventive dental care to these medical settings. Click here to read more.