As a gateway to the body, an unhealthy mouth can complicate systemic health, and oral infections have been linked to problems related to diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Homeless people suffer from untreated oral health problems at epidemic levels.
To bridge this gap, BHCHP’s Dental Team provides a trusted source of high quality, accessible oral health care to homeless men and women. Now serving over 3,000 patients each year, the Dental Team operates a full-time, five-chair dental clinic within Jean Yawkey Place and a part-time dental clinic within Pine Street Inn.
- Preventive care
- Oral hygiene and oral health education
- Emergency services, including extractions
- Restorative services
- Periodontal treatment
- Denture services
Learn more about the compassionate work that our dental staff provides for our patients in the video below.