12:00 AM

Ohio State's mobile dentistry clinic pulls into Weinland Park Elementary School

Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee and organizers of the Delta Dental Foundation will visit Weinland Park Elementary School at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday (8/28) to announce a significant funding partnership with the College of Dentistry's Health Outreach Mobile Experience (H.O.M.E.) Coach.

Staffed by dental students, the mobile dental clinic provides preventive care and dental treatment for underserved young Ohioans. The partnership is expected to allow the dental outreach program to provide treatment for three more years.

Media are welcome to arrive at 9:45 a.m., when Weinland Park students will receive dental treatment aboard the 40-foot long coach.

WHO: E. Gordon Gee, President of the Ohio State University
Gene Harris, Superintendent of Columbus City Schools
Michael Clark, Delta Dental of Ohio Marketing President

WHAT: A "Back to School" celebration recognizing the Delta Dental Foundation's sponsorship of the H.O.M.E Coach initiative.

WHEN: Thursday (8/28) at 9:45 a.m. mobile coach will begin treating students
10: 30 a.m. is event program

WHERE: Weinland Park Elementary School, 211 E. Seventh Ave.

Coach Background:

The "H.O.M.E." Coach provides preventive care and dental treatment for underserved young Ohioans, which helps address their #1 unmet health care need. Staffed by 3rd-and 4th-year dental students, and College of Dentistry faculty and pediatric residents from Nationwide Children's Hospital, the Coach works closely with Columbus Public Schools to treat children in need. The mobile dental coach serves as a health care resource throughout the local community, while also enhancing the educational experience of Ohio State's dental students.

Delta Dental Foundation Background:

The Delta Dental Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization established in 1980 by Delta Dental of Michigan, now Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. The Foundation's goals are to support education and research for the advancement of dental science, and to promote oral health through education and service activities, particularly for those with special needs. For more information, visit www.deltadentaloh.com