|Access Dental Cares' employees provide quality services to over 4000 patients in a nine county service area. To see a list and location of facilities served for these counties, please click on our facilities and map link. Facilities list and map link.
Access Dental Care was established as a non-profit organization with a Board of Directors and is a replication project of Apple Tree Dental, a Minnesota non-profit. Carolinas Mobile Dentistry provides similar services to clients in the Charlotte Area.
Access Dental Care was initiated by grants from the Moses Cone~Wesley Long Community Health Foundation with additional assistance from the North Carolina Dental Society and the Piedmont Triad Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging. Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, The Cannon Foundation and the Cabarrus Community Care Plan also awarded Access Dental Care grants to expand.
What's different about dentistry for people with special needs? These populations are most susceptible to rampant decay and gum problems secondary to general health problems, long-term medication use, and inability to clean their own mouths. Daily oral care and preventive care are typically overlooked and the result is often emergency care as a last resort.
Access Dental Care has worked with both ADEC and a local machine shop to develop state of the art portable dental equipment. The equipment is available to community groups, organizations or individual practioners that need portable dental equipment to provide services. click