Vista, CA — Vista Community Clinic wants its patients and community members to know that its dental offices are open and fully operable. The clinic serves all ages and accepts MediCal Dental Program, among several other insurance and payment options, at its five locations across Southern California. Visits have predictably experienced a drop throughout the pandemic, but the clinic was quick to act, putting all safety measures in place to ensure continued access to its important dental care.
Dental care is absolutely vital to overall health at every age, including during infancy. While baby teeth will eventually be replaced by permanent adult teeth, they are crucial to a child’s development. When children’s teeth aren’t properly taken care of, they are at risk for speech development issues, spacing problems for permanent teeth, and oral disease that has been linked to depression, pain, poor school performance, and serious bacterial infection. To avoid short and long term health complications, dental care should start when a baby’s firth tooth erupts, or by year one; whichever comes first.
After nearly a year of COVID quarantine, VCC is encouraging everyone to make that dental appointment before it’s too late. The clinic is proud to say that it has had zero COVID-19 exposures from clinician to patient or patient to clinician, and continues to employ the strictest safety and sanitation policies at all of its locations. The organization’s 25 dental clinicians can be seen wearing full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) throughout the day, and during all procedures. They have also installed safety barriers in open bays, enforce daily wellness checks of staff, regularly sanitize all surfaces, and screen all patients prior to each visit and at outdoor check-ins. For those who have lingering concerns or questions, VCC Patient Service Representatives are happy to provide extra information. The clinic is open Monday-Friday, and Saturdays at select locations. You can reach VCC through phone call or text at 844-308-5003.
About Vista Community Clinic … With nine 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) Patient-Centered Medical Home, and is the recipient of the HRSA National Quality Leader Seal for exceeding national clinical quality benchmarks. For more information call 844.308.5003 or visit www.vcc.org.
Author credit: Chief Dental Officer for VCC, Dr. Rebecca Cornille