Vista Community Clinic’s Dental and Optometry Program
Vista, CA – The dental and optometry needs of over 700 local diabetic patients have been met through the Vista Community Clinic (VCC) and Delta Dental Foundation partnership. The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation partners with local communities to increase access to care, support dental education, fund research that advances the oral health field, and respond to disasters or other community needs as
they arise. In 2021, VCC’s Dental and Optometry Program was selected to receive funds that would go directly toward patient outreach, staff training, and patient education.
Under the leadership of Chief Dental Officer, Dr. Rebecca Cornille, the program has identified patients with diabetes who are at risk of oral and eye health problems and ensures that they are evaluated for, educated about, and when needed treated for the oral and eye diseases that diabetes can cause. VCC has added an integration coordinator, trained staff, printed educational materials for patients, and distributed kits that include: toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, timer, alcohol prep pads, glucose tablets, cooler bag, and ice pack.
VCC is honored to have been chosen by the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation to continue our partnership for another year. We look forward to working together towards our shared goal of meeting the oral and healthcare needs of the community.
About Vista Community Clinic- With ten state-of-the-art locations in North San Diego, Orange, and Riverside Counties, VCC provides affordable, high-quality health care to more than 70,000 community
residents. Services offered by VCC include primary care, pediatrics, prenatal and women’s health, optometry, chiropractic care, dental health, podiatry, acupuncture, and behavioral health services. VCC also offers a wide array of community health education programs, which are free and open to all community residents. VCC is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 (highest) PatientCentered Medical Home, and is the recipient of the HRSA National Quality Leader Seal for exceeding national clinical quality benchmarks. For more information call
760.631.5000 or visit www.vcc.org.