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Francis Nelson Health Center

New dental clinic for low-income patients hosts open house

By Sean Powers/Illinois Public Media -- A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday in Champaign to mark the opening of a new dental clinic for low-income, uninsured, and Medicaid eligible patients.

Located at the Francis Nelson Health Center, the 1,000 square-foot clinic seeks to treat about 2,500 people within the next year. Nancy Greenwalt is the director of Smile Healthy, a community-based initiative to provide dental care to the undeserved. She said in addition to having a full-time dentist and two part-time hygienists on staff, the clinic also has translators who speak both Spanish and English.

Sean C. Powers/Illinois Public Media/The 1,000 square-foot clinic, located at the Francis Nelson Health Center, has four operative rooms. The clinic hosted an open house Tuesday. It provides dental care for low-income, uninsured or Medicaid patients.
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