Rocking Horse to fill gap, serve Clark County kids with no dental care

Rocking Horse to fill gap, serve Clark County kids with no dental care

By Parker Perry - Staff Writer

A local medical provider that serves low-income families in Springfield and Clark County will expand into dentistry soon.

Rocking Horse Community Health Center intends to open a wing at its South Limestone Street center in September to offer dental care predominately to local children.

The need is large in Clark County, Human Resources Director Marianne Aquino said. More than 5,000 local children are without dental services, according to a Clark County Combined Health District survey.

“Fourteen percent of kids in this area have never seen a dentist and 15 percent are in constant tooth pain because their families don’t have the means,” Aquino said, citing stats from the health district survey.

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