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News Release: Delta Dental Getting 2 New Mobile Dental Trucks

NEWS RELEASE
For immediate release: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
For more information: Mike Mueller, mike.mueller@deltadentalsd.com, 605-224-7345

Delta Dental Getting 2 New Mobile Dental Trucks

Pierre, SD – Delta Dental of South Dakota is ordering two new mobile dental trucks to continue serving kids across the state as part of the non-profit company’s mobile program. 

The new trucks are being custom built by Farber Specialty Vehicles of Reynoldsburg, Ohio.  Each truck will be 40 feet long with two dental operatories to treat patients. The trucks will replace two existing older dental trucks, and are expected to arrive late this fall.

The design of the new trucks applies lessons learned by the company’s staff over the twelve years the mobile program has operated.  “Practicing dentistry inside a large truck is a specialized work environment,” said Scott Jones, president and CEO of Delta Dental of South Dakota.  “Our staff discussed a lot of design details that will make providing care on the new trucks even better.”

Farber Specialty Vehicles builds around 120 vehicles each year, including specialty trucks for medical and law enforcement uses.  The company has provided hundreds of mobile dental units to hospitals, community health centers, and private practices across the country, and even other Delta Dental companies in Ohio and Michigan.

“We’re excited to work with Delta Dental of South Dakota to help provide dental care to children who may not otherwise get care,” said Alyson Farber.  “We’ll carry forward everything we’ve ever imagined, learned and engineered as industry leaders to this next generation of Delta Dental’s vehicles.”

Delta Dental's mobile program provides oral health care to underserved children.  The program includes two trucks that provide preventive and restorative care across South Dakota, and hygienists and community health workers based on the state’s Native American reservations that provide preventive care and oral health education.

The mobile program trucks have served kids in 78 communities throughout South Dakota and provided more than $14.8 million in dental care since the program began in 2004.

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