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Dental team hits the road to save teeth across Malheur County

Christian Cooke drives Valley Family Health Care’s mobile access care unit, a dental van that makes stops several times a month in the Treasure Valley. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

VALE – Clarine Ziegenbein missed her ride to her dentist appointment in Nyssa last week. But it was her lucky day. 

Valley Family Health Care’s Mobile Access Care Unit was in town.

Since last May, the dental van has parked in front of the clinic in Vale every third Wednesday of the month for dental cleanings. 

The rig returns every fourth Friday when a dentist is available for checkups, including extractions, fillings and x-rays. The van’s next stop in Vale is Friday, Jan. 24.

The mobile unit travels throughout the Treasure Valley to provide affordable, accessible dental care for . . .