In the Community

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

Dental Care for Kids in Northeast Ohio

Ronald McDonald Care MobileRonald McDonald Care Mobile, in partnership with UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, provides dental service to children ages 3-12 in underserved areas of Northeast Ohio. Pediatric dental disease, also known as childhood tooth decay, is the #1 chronic childhood disease in America. If left untreated, the effects on a child’s health and wellness can be devastating.

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is a modern dentist office on wheels that provides diagnostic, preventative and restorative treatment and education to at-risk children right in their own communities. The 42-foot-long vehicle is operated by UH Rainbow Pediatric Dental Department and travels to twenty counties in Northeast Ohio, providing crucial care including:

  • Oral HeathcareDental screenings and cleaning
  • Emergency palliative treatment, including temporary restorations
  • Tooth extractions – not requiring specialty intervention
  • Filling cavities, placing crowns and pulp therapy
  • Bacteria-killing fluoride varnish application
  • Routine restorative services for primary and permanent teeth in children
  • Dental preventive care education
  • Dental resources information and referrals

The Care Mobile’s focus is to provide needed dental care for children without a regular dentist who would not otherwise receive this care. To find out if your school, preschool, day care center or agency qualifies for a Care Mobile visit, click here.