219 Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Dental Care for Children and Their Families
In response to a long-standing community need, Lourdes has established a Center for Oral Health. The Center serves patients of all ages. Located at 219 Front Street in Binghamton, the Center focuses on restoring and maintaining dental health.
Services provided through the Center for Oral Health include:
- Routine Cleanings
- Patient Education
- Fluoride Treatments
- Urgent Care
Services are provided by Dentists and Registered Dental Hygienists.
Mobile dental services are offered to local schools and community sites. All services offered at the Center for Oral Health are also available on the Mobile Dental Clinic. Ask if the Lourdes Mobile Dental Clinic will be visiting your child's school this year. All children at participating schools are eligible to receive FREE dental education, a screening, and a parent report to bring home.
School based dental sealant services are provided to Binghamton elementary school sites. Students are provided preventative dental services and free dental screens.
Basic oral health care is an important factor in overall health, yet access to it remains a challenge. The Center for Oral Health targets patients who are uninsured, on Medicaid, or enrolled in New York's Child Health Plus and Family Health Plus programs, a population that is underserved for dental services in the Broome County area. Lourdes also offers a Patient Financial Assistance Program to help patients who meet specific guidelines and are not eligible for any other available program.
Although tooth decay is largely preventable, it remains the most common chronic disease of children aged 5 to 17 years. This preventable health problem begins early: 17% of children aged 2-4 years have already had decay. By the age of 8, approximately 52% of children have experienced decay, and by the age of 17, dental decay affects 78% of children. Pain and suffering due to untreated tooth decay can lead to problems in eating, speaking, and attending to learning. Lourdes oral health programs address the problem of dental decay through prevention, education, early diagnosis, and treatment.
The Center for Oral Health is conveniently located on Front Street next door to the Broome County Health Department. Our facility, which is on the BC Transit bus line, is a street-level building which provides easy access for our patients in wheelchairs or with disabilities.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call 607-584-4545.