Finding a Dental Home
A dental home embraces the importance of early intervention, prevention and risk assessment. It provides general, recall and urgent dental care and coordination of specialty needs.
Nevada Dental Benefits’ Mobile Dental Unit “Brusha”
In order to capture those that could be considered “dental homeless”, Nevada Dental Benefits’ (NDB) has built a state of the art mobile dental unit with two dental operatories, digital x-rays, computerized records system and infection control components and practices that exceed state and federal infection control requirements. This facility provides a friendly environment with highly experienced staff to welcome patients as they begin their journey to better dental health.
“Brusha” visits the places of employment of NDB’s membership to provide an easy and convenient access point to introduce someone to dental health. During a patient’s visit, an oral screening is provided, along with digital x-rays, risk assessment and oral health education. We then work with the patients to find a dental home in NDB’s network of providers so they can receive the additional dental care they need, prevent future oral disease and serve as a future home for all of their family members.