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Dentists On Wheels

DOW aspires to not only address the oral health needs of patients but also help optimize their overall welfare and empower them to achieve their goals.

Alamo, CA   |  https://dentistsonwheels.org

Mission

At Dentists on Wheels (DOW) our mission is to reach and treat patients with limited accessible oral healthcare service located in and around Contra Costa County. DOW works to promote health equity in our local community while simultaneously teaching proper oral health care practices. Volunteers, including dentists and assistants, work collectively to help underserved and uninsured individuals become free from dental health issues. DOW is proud to have a team of dedicated individual that help provide low to no cost, high-quality restorative and preventative dental care to uninsured and underserved individuals. At DOW, our ultimate mission is to address and rectify the issue of limited accessible oral healthcare services within our local community.

Ruling year info

2019

Principal Officer

Shabnam Farzaneh

Dental Director

Dr. Neda Oromchian DDS.

Main address

3049 Stonegate Dr.

Alamo, CA 94507 USA

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EIN

84-2234407

NTEE code info

Ambulatory Health Center, Community Clinic (E32)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Feedback from local hospitals, including John Muir Health and Contra Costa County public health reports, have highlighted the need for increased oral healthcare services for the vulnerable populations in our community. A limited number of Denti-Cal providers in Contra Costa County impacts patients’ accessibility to treatment. Additionally, public health initiatives currently in place do not extend to children in the Livermore Valley Unified Joint School District. The Livermore Valley Unified Joint School District does not have partnerships in place that provide dental care for their students. Public health reports disclose that only 98 out of the 785 dentists registered in Contra Costa County accept Denti-Cal thus there are limited providers to treat eligible patients. East Contra Costa County has 9,125 Medicaid eligible patients with only one Denti-Cal service provider.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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As of May 2019, DOW has focused its efforts on expanding accessible dental care to adults, seniors, and children who currently lack affordable dental care in Contra Costa and Alameda County. DOW's mission is to address and rectify the barriers of limited access and coverage to comprehensive oral healthcare.

DOW is reaching marginalized segments of the population in need of accessible oral healthcare by formulating partnerships and connecting with other nonprofit organizations that provide various services to people in need. Dentists on Wheels has teamed up with John Muir Health to achieve our goal of promoting health equity and access to care, a priority area outlined by their community health needs assessment. John Muir Health will provide logistical support so that Dentists on Wheels can provide dental services to underserved and uninsured individuals. Partnerships in place with the Livermore Valley Unified Joint School district have given DOW the funding and program support necessary to allow DOW to provide their students and families with accessible oral healthcare. Agreements with local private dental offices, St. Vincent de Paul, and the Livermore Valley Unified Joint School district has given DOW access to office locations in various areas in and around Contra Costa County. Partnerships with community stakeholders and a network of volunteers that have committed to donating their time and services to fulfill our mission allow us the capability to support the underserved adults and children within Contra Costa County, the Tri Valley, and the Livermore Valley Unified Joint School district.

Dentists on Wheels has worked to promote financial sustainability by seeking out a flexible mix of funding sources and partnerships. DOW has formulated long term partnerships with numerous community stakeholders who have pledged financial and program support. Furthermore, our clinic will accept patients with Denti-Cal in addition to serving uninsured patients. Three days a week will be devoted to serving uninsured patients while two days a week reduced cost dental services will be available to patients who have Denti-Cal. DOW’s mission is to provide affordable dental care to 2500 patients in the coming year. We intend to achieve our goal by serving 10 patients a day over 250 work days. We are working to expand the capacity and reach of our organization through increased funding from both corporate and individuals donors.

Our nonprofit was created as a sustainable approach to provide quality and accessible oral health care. Since its inception, DOW has raised thousands of dollars worth of donations in both physical items and monetary support. We have also created partnerships with numerous organizations that have pledged varying degrees of support. DOW is working with the director of community health Improvement at John muir health to expand access to oral healthcare to adults and seniors. We have also committed to serving the children within the Livermore Valley Unified Joint School who currently lack affordable access to dental care services. St. Vincent De Paul has also committed to providing operatory space for DOW where we can serve patients. DOW has also gained a network of volunteers that have committed to donating their time and services to fulfill our mission. DOW is continuously working to expand the capacity and reach of our organization through increased funding from both corporate and individuals donors.

Financials

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Dentists On Wheels

Board of directors
as of 03/15/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization