OVP HEALTH CARE and Marshall Health increase access to dental care

5/25/2022


(Huntington, WV) -- In affiliation with Marshall Health, OVP HEALTH CARE has opened a new clinic, focused on providing quality dental care for the underserved, in a completely-renovated facility at 1423 Third Avenue in downtown Huntington.

Dentists and hygienists from Marshall Health provide all of the dental care at the clinic, which is owned and administered by OVP HEALTH CARE, a not-for-profit organization committed to making quality health care accessible to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

The clinic offers basic adult and pediatric dental services, including examinations, uncomplicated extractions, fillings, and teeth cleaning, but is able to refer patients needing more complex care and treatment to other dental professionals at Marshall Health.

“Dental care is essential to overall health and wellness,” said oral and maxillofacial surgeon Raj K. Khanna, D.M.D., M.D., professor and chair of dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. “By collaborating with OVP HEALTH CARE, we hope to help more patients throughout our region receive the dental care they need, as well as provide preventive care that can help stop problems before they start.”

“Within our service area, oral health disparities are very prominent, due to the cost of dental services and the lack of affordable dental insurance coverage,” said Wade Martin, Chief Executive Officer of OVP HEALTH CARE. “Many of these patients receive no dental care at all. But our affiliation with Marshall Health will enable us to knock down this barrier, and open the door for all patients to receive the dental care and treatment they need.”

To schedule an appointment at OVP HEALTH CARE Dentistry, please call 304-691-0700.


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Michele McKnight
Assistant Director of External Affairs
304-691-1713 
mcknigh4@marshall.edu


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