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The Harford County Health Department announced Thursday that its Bel Air Family Health Center will begin taking appointments for pediatric dental services beginning Monday.
The new dental clinic, at 1 N. Main Street, will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Services that will be offered include x-rays, cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatment, home oral care instructions, nutrition education, restorations (fillings), extractions, crowns, root canals, space maintainers for missing primary baby teeth and referrals for specialist care if needed.
The county’s dental program works to improve the oral health of children ages 1 to 20 enrolled in the Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP), said County Health Department spokesperson Ronya Nassar.
Carolina Rojas DDS, who is fluent in English, Spanish and German and specializes in pediatric dentistry, joined the health department this month and will be the primary dentist there.
She obtained her degree in dentistry from the University of Talca in Chile and then completed two post-graduate programs in pediatrics at the Universidad del Desarrollo and the University of Connecticut.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Carolina Rojas join our team to provide these much needed dental services to our community,” says Marcy Austin, Acting Health Officer. “Dental care provided early in a child’s life can establish good oral health habits and prevent tooth decay and other oral health problems throughout their life.”
The center was designed to meet the health care needs of families in our community, with an emphasis on our youth and adolescents, Nassar said. The health department also offers the same dental services at its Edgewood location at 2204 Hanson Road.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 410-638-3060. To learn more about other Department of Health services, visit www.harfordcountyhealth.com