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Susanne CarpenterFollow

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13-12-2017 8:30 AM

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California is currently facing an epidemic of tooth disease in which underprivileged and low income populations do not have easy access to basic oral care. However, an estimated 2000 vehicles in the United States provide care annually, creating the prospect for improved health outcomes in underprivileged communities. The value of health mobility increases as clinics are able to be easily positioned and customized to aid the progressing needs of populations and systems in diverse communities. Oral health, amongst all other health care, is affected by a wide range of social and economic factors. Health consequences have been shown to be related to social, financial and environmental disadvantages. Mobile clinics can independently provide health services to people without stable housing and finances, in hopes of building a strong groundwork for continued health practices.

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Dec 13th, 8:30 AM

The Design and Development of a Mobile Dental Clinic in the Greater Los Angeles Area

California is currently facing an epidemic of tooth disease in which underprivileged and low income populations do not have easy access to basic oral care. However, an estimated 2000 vehicles in the United States provide care annually, creating the prospect for improved health outcomes in underprivileged communities. The value of health mobility increases as clinics are able to be easily positioned and customized to aid the progressing needs of populations and systems in diverse communities. Oral health, amongst all other health care, is affected by a wide range of social and economic factors. Health consequences have been shown to be related to social, financial and environmental disadvantages. Mobile clinics can independently provide health services to people without stable housing and finances, in hopes of building a strong groundwork for continued health practices.