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Dental Services Earns a 2024 Gold Rating

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Congratulations to SBL Dental Services for earning a 2024 Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Quality Standards Program. 

By self-attesting that SBL has certain policies and procedures in place, it is able to highlight its commitment to providing quality care to patients. The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinic’s mission is building healthy communities for all through quality, equitable, accessible healthcare. The NAFC and its members are dedicated to ensuring that patients receive access to quality healthcare. To quantify and qualify the care provided at the Free and Charitable Clinic network, the NAFC formalized a set of quality standards for member organizations. 

SBL Dental Services serves about 4,000 children throughout its 10-county service area by providing preventive and restorative dental care to children who are eligible for the free or reduced school lunch programs.

The SBL dental team visits 61 schools throughout the region and serves 2,165 children on its mobile dental bus. It also provides restorative care in its dental clinic in Mattoon and through a network of volunteer dentists throughout the region. Last year, some 8,747 procedures were provided, with a focus on preventive care. It is estimated that the value of the services provided to children seen in the schools was $279,978 with 52 percent of the children having four or more cavities.

For more information, contact Laura Bollan at 217 235-0800.