THE ORAL HEALTH PROGRAM IN THE COMMUNITY
OHP in the Media
Medical Miles For Rural Smiles
During the months of April - June, 2018, the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) in partnership with the Nevada Oral Health Program (OHP) visited the counties of Nye, Esmerelda and White Pine in a combined effort to provide much needed dental services and immunizations to rural communities in Southern Nevada. The team consisted of Dr. Antonina Capurro, State Dental Officer, Jessica Woods, Public Health Endorsed Dental Hygienist, Sarah Lugo, Senior Community Health Nurse and Lizette Enzenauer, Senior Administrative Assistant.
Together, the team provided over 130 dental sealants, over 100 fluoride varnishes, dental screenings, oral cancer screenings oral health and nutritional information, Medicaid enrollment paperwork, and oral hygiene supplies. Additionally, over 60 immunizations were administered.
The team was asked to participate in the Tonopah Social Services Fair in Tonopah, NV during which Cleanings, exams, dental sealants, fluoride varnishes, immunizations, blood pressure checks, vision screenings and social services were provided.
Dr. Capurro and Jessica Woods shared the success of their trips during the Nevada Health Conference in Reno, NV