Looking Back at 2016
2016 was the organization's first full year as HEALTHLINK DENTAL CLINIC and its 15th year since opening its doors in 2001.
Last year, 1,779 patients visited the clinic for a total of 2,662 appointments. This represents about a 35% increase from 2015.
HealthLink provided an array of preventative and restorative dental services to its patients:
293 deep cleanings
258 new patient exams
95 root canals
$720,853 in oral health services were provided in 2016 at HealthLink Dental Clinic. This equates to $405 in free dental care provided per patient seen at the clinic.
For every $1.00 spent to operate the clinic, $1.31 in dental services were provided to low-income adults for free.
In March 2016, HealthLink partnered with Temple University's Kornberg School of Dentistry to expand the services available to HealthLink patient on-site and at no-cost. Students performed 82 root canals and other other dental services for a total value of $75,425 in free dental care to patients.
The clinic's small staff was aided by dental professionals and administrative volunteers who donated 1,861 hours of their time to serving HealthLink's mission in 2016.
Thank you to all who made our year an impactful and successful one! We look forward to expanding our reach in the community in 2017!
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