Helping patients with their teeth is just one of the reasons why the staff at the Door County Medical Center Dental Clinic is smiling. Patients in Door and Kewaunee counties visited the clinic over 5,000 times in 2019, which is a small increase over the previous year. Services provided to those on Medicaid or are low income without insurance included everything from regular cleanings to root canals. DCMC Dental Clinic Director Tanya Fischer says the biggest issue they have encountered is infections in the mouth.
The tooth fairy will be at the DCMC Dental Clinic later this month to collect money rather than give it away during their celebration of National Children's Dental Health Month. The tooth fairy will be on the hospital's Sturgeon Bay campus beginning February 17th.