Ohio Clinic Serving Low-Income Populations Closes Due to Lack of Funds
In 1910, the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio in Toledo began providing care to children whose families were unable to afford dental care. The center was opened by local dentists who wanted to serve the needs of Toledo-area residents living in poverty. In 1920, the center began also providing care to adults. Recently, the center has been treating approximately 25,000 patients per year, most of whom are covered by Medicaid, which few private practice dentists accept. Unfortunately, when patients arrived for their appointment on August 8, they were told the center is closing due to lack of funding. The Dental Center of Northwest Ohio Executive Board will make an announcement about the status of the center on August 11. Click here to read more.