Better access to children’s dental care in North County & convenient hours ensures quality, whole-body health care for all
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (February 15, 2023) -- TrueCare™ has opened a new pediatric dental clinic in Oceanside to serve the communities of North County. Located at the community health center’s Mission Mesa campus, Suite 100, at 2210 Mesa Drive, the pediatric dental site provides quality care to children of all ages in a kid-friendly environment.
TrueCare’s new pediatric dental program delivers preventive, maintenance, and restorative dental health care. Treatments include routine exams and cleanings, cavity fillings, extractions, fluoride treatments, sealants, deep cleanings, and more. The clinic’s innovative design caters specifically to children and its six exams areas are equipped with screens for streaming child-appropriate educational content for a fun, low stress experience. TrueCare also offers dental care for both adults and children at five other locations throughout North County and South Riverside.
The new clinic expands upon TrueCare's existing services in the area so that patients may now schedule convenient same-day dental and medical care at a single location. They can see their pediatrician, women's health provider and/or Women, Infant and Children (WIC) representative along with a dentist in one trip.
“Adding pediatric-specific dental services to our Mission Mesa campus fulfills our forward progress of meeting our patients where they are and prioritizes comprehensive health care for children,” says TrueCare CEO and President Michelle D. Gonzalez. “We are excited to offer patients and the surrounding community access to even more care and services. By providing high-quality and personalized medical and dental care at one location, we bring an additional level of convenience to families in North County.”
The opening simultaneously celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month in February. TrueCare is committed to health education, especially for the underserved, and reminds parents that seeing a dentist regularly for prevention and treatment of oral disease are the keys to alifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
To recognize National Children’s Dental Health Month, all pediatric dental patients who visit TrueCare in February will be entered to win one of 10 prizes, including water flossers and electric toothbrushes.
“There is a growing body of evidence linking oral health to health problems,” says TrueCare’s Dental Clinical Director Dr. Richard Romney, DDS, who is also seeing patients at the new clinic. “The mouth is the gateway to the body and good dental habits are an essential component of overall physical and mental health.”
Romney notes that many patients face barriers when it comes to dental care. To overcome those challenges, TrueCare has established convenient Saturday hours at the new pediatric dental location. Now, local school-aged children can have their teeth checked without missing class, and parents don’t have to miss work. Site hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
“Dental cavities are one of the leading chronic childhood diseases, but they are preventable,” adds Dr. Romney. “We want to see children as soon as their first tooth emerges or by their first birthday.”
TrueCare accepts a wide range of health insurance plans including Medi-Cal, Medicare, and Covered CA, in addition to commercial insurance programs. As a community health center, TrueCare never turns anyone away for services based on their insurance or income status. The organization is mission driven to make quality and heartfelt care affordable for everyone.
Call or text (760) 736-6767 today to schedule an appointment or for more information. Get more information about TrueCare’s Mission Mesa Pediatric Dental services at https://truecare.org/wellness-services/dental/
For 50 years, TrueCare has remained steadfast in its commitment to patients, their families, and its communities. As a nonprofit community health center, TrueCare is dedicated to delivering a superior and compassionate healthcare experience to nearly 60,000 patients every year, reducing barriers and increasing accessibility to quality care. TrueCare serves its communities in North San Diego and South Riverside Counties through its 19 health centers and WIC offices, providing primary care, pediatric, women’s health, behavioral health, chiropractic, dental and cardiology services to everyone, regardless of their walk of life. In addition, TrueCare offers many other support services such as transportation to clinic appointments, health education outreach, insurance enrollment assistance, food distribution, and nutrition programs. For more information, please visit https://truecare.org/