Foundation, Partners Working to Ensure Access to Dental Care
May 03, 2023
The Dental Center of Northwest Ohio closed its Findlay Smiles office at The Family Center, 1800 N. Blanchard St., effective Monday, May 1, 2023. The Community Foundation, whose supporting organization Hancock Properties Foundation owns and operates The Family Center, is working with other nonprofit organizations to address local need.
“The Dental Center’s services will be missed at The Family Center,” said Brian Treece, President & CEO of The Community Foundation. “Dental health is critical to whole-body health, and we are working with other organizations to ensure those who need it will have access to dental services locally.”
The Dental Center will be communicating to patients via mail in the coming days. To contact the Dental Center about your treatment plan or access to medical records, call the Toledo office at (419) 241-6215. For other information or help with records, contact Cheryl Miller at Hancock Public Health at (567) 250-5192. In the meantime, Hancock County residents in a treatment plan with financial concerns should contact Christian Clearing House at (419) 422-2222 or visit their office at Suite 107 at The Family Center for support.
“In the interim, Christian Clearing House and Hancock Public Health are great resources,” said Treece. “In the long-term, the Foundation, along with other trusted local partners, is looking at options to make sure affordable dental care and hygiene are available in the community.”
The Foundation will provide updates as needed and as they become available. The Hancock Properties Board, which oversees The Family Center, will discuss the open space at the building at their May board meeting.
“Dental services are a crucial part of the services offered at The Family Center,” said Patty Lucas, chairperson of the Hancock Properties Board. “The Hancock Properties Board is grateful to the other organizations stepping up to support those in need in the meantime.”