Several months ago ACORN Clinic had the honor of receiving an AEC Trust grant in the amount of $50,000, a contribution being directed toward the ACORN Clinic Capital Campaign goals, including a dental clinic expansion.
The ACORN Dental Clinic had 4,647 visits in 2015 alone and continues to grow every year. With so many patients passing through our doors, our equipment and building are showing signs of wear. We’re happy to announce that ACORN Clinic used the funds from the AEC grant to purchase two brand new dental chairs to replace two worn 25-year-old chairs. The replacement of these chairs is part of the larger dental clinic expansion project. In addition to purchasing two new chairs, we have two new ultrasonic dental hygiene tools replacing our 20 plus years old equipment! We also installed a new X-ray system to better fit the mouths of our littlest preschool-age patients.
With the 2016 Capital Campaign, ACORN Clinic hopes to raise funds to replace the roof on the medical and dental buildings, add insulation, replace worn HVAC systems, expand the dental clinic’s square footage and update signage including a digital street-side sign to provide health updates.
ACORN Dental Clinic provides high quality, affordable care for individuals with limited access to dental care including exams, cleanings, fillings, x-rays, crowns, dentures, root canals, sealants, cleanings, extractions, minor oral surgery, and basic orthodontics.
Additionally, we are one of few Medicaid providers providing both pediatric and adult patients, and ACORN is also the dental clinic where Medicare patients are referred from the health departments in all three counties because of our affordable sliding scale fees and dental sponsorship programs.
As we raise funds, plans are being made and we are getting estimates repairs for both the medical and dental clinic. We are very excited to see our clinics transform in the upcoming months.
Thank you for your generosity and continued support. We couldn’t do it without you!
By Damaris Lopez
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