SkoolCare, a California non-profit corporation, opened it’s doors on January 12, 2015. The mobile onsite dental clinic is located on the San Miguel Elementary School campus (777 San Miguel Ave., Sunnyvale). SkoolCare has partnered with local dentists to provide free or affordable dental care for students in the Sunnyvale School District. SkoolCare provides services to all participants on an equal basis, regardless of a student’s insurance coverage.
Oral health difficulties are a chronic childhood problem, the consequences of which can include pain, distraction from learning, difficulty eating and speaking, absenteeism, embarrassment about physical appearance, or poor school performance. SkoolCare is aware of the may dental issues that affect our children and is very excited to bring needed dental services to the students in Sunnyvale. The SkoolCare dentists, x-ray technicians and assistants are all properly licensed and insured. SkoolCare provides preventative and diagnostic services which include exams, x-rays, oral hygiene education, fluoride treatments, sealants along with restorative services which include fillings. All patients receive a goodie bag and a toothbrush after their visit.
Currently, SkoolCare is only located at San Miguel Elementary School but the non-profit corporation is hoping to expand to other Sunnyvale school campuses for the 2015-2016 school year. Anjali Kausar, President of SkoolCare, stated, “We are a new concept and looking for support from the community to make it successful.”
If you would like more information regarding this new mobile dental clinic, or would like to set up an appointment for your child to see one of SkoolCare dentists, please contact Anjali Kausar at (408) 827-8336 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article by Deborah Dodge