In the Community

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

Dental Care for Kids in Northeast Ohio

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is a mobile dental clinic for children in partnership with UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Pictured here, the outside is decorated in a square pattern of red, yellow, and blue, with pictures of smiling children and their parents. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio logo appears on the side along with Ronald McDonald Care Mobile in large black type on a yellow square.Ronald 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:

  • In the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile a child is receiving treatment. The patient reclines in a dental chair colored a cheery bright green. There are cartoons of smiling children on the cream colored walls.Dental 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.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Care Mobile!

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Virtual tour completed by Derek Lindsay of