Mission: Our mission is to create and expand access to ever improving quality dental care for Medicaid recipients and low income, uninsured persons. This care is rendered through an entrepreneurial public health model, which incorporates health education to modify behavior, and is delivered in a fashion that upholds mutual respect and improves our patients’ quality of life.
Programs: Michigan Community Dental Clinics, Inc. (MCDC) is a not-for-profit management services corporation, established in 2006, to allow the successful Dental Clinics North (DCN) model for delivery of public health dental services to expand to other areas of Michigan.
MCDC utilizes electronic patient records, digital radiography, state of the art dental equipment and compensation methods that encourage productivity, efficiency, and cost control. The result is a network of public health dental clinics that resemble private practice providing timely, much-needed services to a greater number of people. In addition, the financial model for the dental program is designed to break even so that the local Health Department does not have to provide support to the dental clinics.
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I have been around to see many terrible ways to run a dental practice. In most companies, patients are treated like sources of income, and not as individual people who just need a little help. The staff is wonderful, and the doctors don't talk down to anyone like some are prone to do. It's really wonderful to have such compassionate dental care available to the people who really need it!