Ogden Dental Clinic Doubles Treatment Capacity

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Ogden and Weber County residents now have increased access to dental care at the new Family Dental Plan (FDP) clinic in Ogden. The clinic has moved to bigger offices and expanded its staff, and is celebrating with an all-day open house Wednesday, January 10.

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"We're very excited to have another dentist on staff," said Clinic Manager Mark Palmer. "The Ogden office sees an average of 300 clients a month and there is always a waiting list," he said. "With two dentists, we'll double the number of people we can help." The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Family Dental Plan operates six clinics across the state. Paid staff and volunteers treat clients enrolled in several public assistance programs, including Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) and the Primary Care Network (PCN).

The most common services provided at the clinic are checkups, x-rays, and cleanings, as well as fluoride treatments, sealants, fillings, root canals, extractions and dentures. Staff also perform hundreds of dental screenings for children in Head Start programs. "In years past, many of the clients who came to us already had extensive decay," said Chief Dentist Dean Troili, D.D.S. "Today, since we focus so heavily on revention, we're able to keep more of our child and adult patients from developing severe oral

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