% of People that Report Having a Health Home and Dental Home
Johnny lives with his mom. Mom’s employer doesn’t have medical or dental benefits. One day at school Johnny took a soccer ball in the face. His permanent front tooth was knocked out. The school nurse sent Johnny to the school based health center. A primary care provider assists with the urgency of contacting dental providers to offer free services.
Johnny’s mom was able to remain at work while Johnny was seen at the school-based dental provider where the emergency was resolved and Johnny’s tooth was saved!
Due to the dramatic outcome and possible likelihood of this type of event recurring, the school was able to obtain the services of full-time medical and dental providers. (116)