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January 24, 2002

Low-income residents to receive dental care

UPMC Health System has received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to establish a dental facility at the Matilda H. Theiss Health and Child Development Center.

The grant was one of eight Community Primary Care Challenge Grants awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health this year.

The purpose of the facility is to improve dental health in low-income adults and children through an emphasis on education, prevention and early intervention. Through this grant, UPMC Health System will ensure dental services to residents of Terrace Village, West Oakland and Crawford-Roberts, especially targeting those individuals with Medicaid, the uninsured, underinsured and Children's Health Insurance Program recipients.

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the Oakland Health Partnership are collaborating partners in this venture.

The dental facility is scheduled to open by Jan. 31.

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