The Harford County Health Department announced Thursday that its Family Health Center in Bel Air will begin taking appointments for pediatric dental services starting Monday.
The new dental clinic, at 1 N. Main Street, will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The services that will be offered include X-rays, cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatment, home oral health care instructions, nutrition education, restorations (fillings), extractions, crowns, root canal treatment, space maintainers for missing primary baby teeth and referrals for specialty care when deemed necessary.
The county’s dental program strives to improve the oral health of children ages 1-20 enrolled in the Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP), said Ronya Nassar, county health department spokesperson.
Carolina Rojas DDS, who is fluent in English, Spanish and German and specializes in pediatric dentistry, joined the health department this month and will be the main dentist at this location.
She received her dental degree from the University of Talca in Chile and following that completed two pediatric post dental graduate programs at Universidad del Desarrollo and University of Connecticut.
“We are very excited to have Dr. Carolina Rojas join our team to offer these much-needed dental services to our community,” says Acting Health Officer Marcy Austin. “Dental care provided early in a child’s life can establish good oral health habits and prevent tooth decay and other oral health problems throughout their lives.”
The center was designed to serve the health care needs of families in our community, with a strong focus on our youth and adolescents, Nassar said. The health department also offers the same dental services at its Edgewood location at 2204 Hanson Road.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 410-638-3060. To learn more about other health department services, visit www.harfordcountyhealth.com