Mobile Dental Hygiene

These services are often delivered in a mobile unit, which could be a specially equipped van or RV, allowing dental hygienists to reach individuals who may have difficulty accessing dental care in a conventional setting.

Here are some key definitions related to Mobile Dental Hygiene:

  1. Mobile Dental Hygiene Unit:
    • A specially designed vehicle, often a van or RV, equipped with dental chairs, instruments, and facilities necessary for providing dental hygiene services.
  2. Outreach Dentistry:
    • Dental care services delivered to individuals who may face barriers to accessing traditional dental offices, such as those in remote areas, schools, workplaces, or community centers.
  3. Preventive Dental Care:
    • Services focused on preventing oral health issues, including dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, and oral health education.
  4. Community-Based Dental Hygiene:
    • Dental hygiene services provided within communities rather than in a traditional dental office, aiming to increase access to oral health care.
  5. TeleDentistry:
    • The use of technology, such as video conferencing and digital communication, to provide dental consultation, education, or follow-up care remotely.
  6. Pop-up Dental Clinics:
    • Temporary dental clinics set up in various locations, often in collaboration with community organizations, to provide dental services to underserved populations.
  7. Access to Care:
    • The availability and ease with which individuals can receive dental services, including considerations for geographical, financial, cultural, and other barriers.
  8. Dental Hygienist:
    • A licensed oral health professional who specializes in preventive oral care, including teeth cleanings, oral assessments, and patient education.