Baltimore County Announces Dental Care Program For Seniors
Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith announced the partnership between The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) and the Baltimore County Department of Aging that offers free preventative dental care for qualifying seniors.
Free Dental Screenings Available
The School of Health Professionals’ Dental Hygiene Program on the Dundalk campus offers Senior Smiles, a program for senior citizens without dental insurance. Individuals over the age of 60 can receive free screenings, cleanings, and fluoride treatments.
To ensure that older adults have access to routine dental care, the Baltimore County Department of Aging has designated a “day of dental” for each area of the County by offering transportation from a local community senior center through CountyRide. Seniors pay only $6 for the ride to the CCBC Dundalk campus.
“Senior Smiles is a great example of innovative thinking and partnership,” said Smith. “It is this approach that has made CCBC and our Department of Aging the models in their fields as well as effective and valuable assets for the people of Baltimore County.”
“CCBC is all about community partnerships,” said CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis, “and CCBC is delighted to have formed this partnership with the Baltimore County Department of Aging. The Senior Smiles program provides a wonderful benefit to Baltimore County seniors as well as a great learning opportunity for our students. It is a great alliance in which everybody benefits.”