What We Do
The Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) dental programs offers several services. CHA dental team focuses on creating a healthy population by stopping disease before it happens through preventive dentistry and disease control. Preventative care includes: exams, cleanings, x-rays, fluoride, sealants, oral hygiene instructions, and dental education. If any of our patients have a disease, we manage it by providing restorative care, extractions, and addressing pain. The dental programs work with those that are pregnant and families with young children to encourage having a dental home for the children by the time they are 1 years old so that oral health can be discussed early.
Who We Serve
CHA’s Dental Health Program serves everyone. Although our programs are focused on Cabarrus county residents, out of county patients are welcomed in both locations. The dental offices in Concord and Kannapolis patients currently consist of 80 % Medicaid, 10% private insurance and 10% uninsured. Approximately 80% of patients are under 18 years of age and this is important for prevention of disease.
How We Impact
The Concord and Kannapolis dental clinics serve as a safety net for the community because of the referrals they receive from hospital emergency rooms and other providers. Both clinics also set aside appointments daily so that emergencies can be taken care of the same day that they occur. Members of the community will not be turned away, regardless of the ability to pay for these emergency situations.