The DeWitt-Piatt Bi-County Health Department was named the winner of the annual Widsom Tooth Award, a $100,000 grant, and that check was presented to leaders of the Health Department Friday.
Laura Vitek (Vie-tech) with Delta Dental says they are pleased to present the Health Department with the grant as they were impressed with what they were doing to improve dental health with children.
Director of the Health Department, Dave Remmert says the $100,000 will help them improve their equipment. He notes their dental clinic is about ten years old and the equipment is becoming somewhat dated.
Remmert says they can see anyone at the Health Department's dental clinic and their fees are on a sliding scale. He says they primarily see Medicaid patients but everyone qualifies.
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