Health Center at Bronx High School Adds Dental Program to Further Serve Low-Income Minority Students

Model comprehensive oral health program for high school students in the Bronx

David Appel, MD, of Montefiore Medical Center and staff at the Montefiore Medical Center School Health Program site at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, N.Y., established a dental program for students.

The project was part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) national program, The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools.

It was a site in a grant program run by the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools called Caring for Kids: Expanding Dental and Mental Health Services through School-Based Health Centers.

Key Results

  • The Montefiore Medical Center School Health Program established a dental program at the school-based health center at DeWitt Clinton High School.

  • The DeWitt Clinton dental program provided dental care for 1,480 students during April 2003–January 2006. Students had 4,451 visits and received 12,822 dental services.

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