- Published: Sunday, 04 July 2021 19:29
The MTHA Board of Directors has approved a plan to offer mobile dental care at the state’s racetracks.
The horsemen’s group reached out to The Mobile Dentist, which is a complete mobile dual-operators dental office that provides all general dental services in a 30-foot custom-built coach. The Mobile Dentist, which has two mobile units, is based in Silver Spring, Md.
Services offered include preventative dentistry such as examinations, cleanings and fluoride treatments; restorative dentistry; cosmetic dentistry; prosthodontic dentistry such as dentures and crowns; endodontics; oral surgery; periodontics; radiology; and oral hygiene education.
The MTHA is planning to offer the service this fall after the annual Health Fair, which usually is held in October. The mobile units will visit both Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course. The MTHA hopes to get backstretch workers and trainers who wish to participate signed up for the dental appointments during the Health Fair.