Dental Clinic Reaches Underserved Neighborhoods

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The School of Dental Medicine is reaching patients in an underserved neighborhood of Buffalo, thanks to the newly opened Family Dental Clinic, an extension clinic of Sheehan Memorial Hospital at 425 Michigan Ave.

The clinic, a joint project of the dental school, Sheehan Health Network and Kaleida Health System, obtained its license from the state health department in April and opened in September.

The dental school led the effort to have the City of Buffalo and the area surrounding the clinic designated as a Healthcare Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). The designation gives the clinic more credibility in obtaining federal and other grant money to help reach its target audience: the underserved, Medicaid-only patient population on Buffalo’s East Side, where there are few options for quality dental and oral care.

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