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DENTAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for Children recommends early and regular dental visits including cleaning and fluoride treatments.

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Robbins Dental—Elkhart office only

OVERVIEW

The Robbins Dental Clinic at Healthy Beginnings (Elkhart office only) continues to provide high-quality pediatric dental services and referrals to the community. We offer routine preventative services, as well as, restorative work, in Spanish as well. 60% of our clientele are Spanish speaking.

In 2016, we served 4,092 people of those, providing 4,862 separate points of contact. Almost 82% of our clients are on Medicaid. 12% were self-pay using our sliding fee scale. The last 6% had private insurance. No one is ever refused services for inability to pay. This means at least 94% of our clients are low income, living in poverty. All clients and their parents are given educational information on oral hygiene and how it effects your health.

Although we have mainly Medicaid clientele, we are a self-sufficient program. In 2017, we will be going through the Meaningful Use process through Medicaid.  Please note that dental services are only provided in the Elkhart office.


Child holding a tooth brush to brush his teeth


Services Available:



  • Dental Exams (Check-ups)

  • Prophylaxis (Cleaning)

  • Fluoride Treatments

  • X-rays

  • Dental Sealants

  • Most Restorative Procedures

  • Dental Health Education

  • Dental Referrals



Eligibility:



  • Only available in the Elkhart office

  • Must be an Indiana resident

  • Serving children 12 months through 15 years of age

  • Eligibility based on income – call for guidelines

  • Medicaid accepted and some private dental insurance

  • Sliding fee scale

  • No one is refused for inability to pay


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Who We Are

Healthy Beginnings offers programs aimed at prevention, education and early intervention to enhance the health and lives of infants, young children and pregnant and/or breastfeeding women. Healthy Beginnings is part of the Elkhart County Health Department.

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