Health Department announces new dental center coming soon to provide affordable and quality care to those most in need.

The Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD) is pleased to announce a new partnership with My Community Dental Centers Inc. (MCDC) to expand access to dental care. The new dental center located at 3566 Capital Avenue SW, Battle Creek will be operated by MCDC on behalf of the health department. The center will provide quality dental care to all and welcomes children and adults enrolled in Medicaid, including Healthy Kids Dental, Healthy Michigan Plan and private dental insurance.

The six chair Battle Creek dental center is schedule to open later this month. The center will provide comprehensive dental services including oral exam/cleanings, fillings, tooth removal, partials, dentures, and other dental procedures. An initial exam with X-rays will be $39 for new patients. The organization is also pleased to offer My Dental Program (MyDP) for those without dental insurance, which provides reduced fees based on household income.

A lack of access to dental care negatively affects the community’s health and well-being. When an oral health emergency strikes, those enrolled in Medicaid and the uninsured often head to the emergency room, not the dentist. “This new center will be a much needed asset in the community” stated Eric Pessell, Calhoun County Health Officer, “we look forward to partnering with MCDC and having this new resource available to Calhoun County and surrounding residents.”

Established in 2006, MCDC is the largest non-profit 501(c)3 Dental Support Organization in the United States. Currently operating 36 dental centers statewide, with over 100,000 unique patients served in 2017. MCDC focuses on quality care that is customized for each patient and offered in a patient-centered atmosphere with exceptional customer service. The centers also utilize electronic patient records, digital radiography, and state-of-the-art dental equipment.

MCDC looks forward to providing a dental home to residents of Calhoun County who have previously been unable to find a dentist. Studies show when your mouth is healthy, chances are your overall health is good as well.

For more information or to register as a patient, please call 877-313-6232 or visit the MCDC website at www.mydental.org. Please watch for more information to include Battle Creek Center opening date and hours.