Projects - Halifax

Southside PDC Secures Grant Funding for New Dental Clinic

Dental Clinic Floss Cutting Jan 2013 041"Cutting the Floss" photo courtesy of The News & RecordUntil recently, Halifax County residents had to get in line for affordable dental care. Thanks to the efforts of Halifax Regional Health Services and their partners, a new dental clinic has opened inside South Boston's Halifax Primary Care.

The need for affordable dental care was great in the Halifax region. The HRHS reported about 1,000 lower income residents annually visit the ER with dental complaints, instead of a dentist, because they couldn't afford dental care and had no dental insurance. Before the opening of the Halifax Dental Clinic only two dentists in the region were using Smiles for Children/Medicaid. Of those two, the first was not taking new patients and the second had a waiting list.