Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, 2020 Community Benefit

Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic Improves Access to Dental Care for the Medically Underserved

The Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic in Menomonee Falls serves low-income adults and children needing basic and restorative dental services and oral health education. Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital invested $1.65 million to improve access to dental care for medically underserved people living in Waukesha County and surrounding communities, making the clinic possible.
The 2,700-square-foot space is ADA-accessible and includes six operatories, one of which is specifically designed to support patients with special health needs. 
Calendar year 2019 represented the first full year of operations at this clinic and was met with considerable demand. 
A majority of the youth turning to this clinic have rarely, if ever, had access to a dentist prior to the Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic. As a result, they often present with substantial decay and limited knowledge on proper oral health. Initial treatment plans regularly require several visits to repair the current decay. 
Positive change is often influenced by strong partnerships. Teamwork and collaboration between Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network and Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic provides children and adults access to affordable high-quality dental care, which ultimately improves overall health and well-being.