CFH receives grant to purchase dental equipment

News Release, Dec. 18, 2017

JACKSON, MI -- The Center for Family Health has received a grant from the Samuel Higby & Margaret H. Camp Fund to buy equipment that will help the CFH Dental Clinic continue to effectively serve more than 9,000 patients.

Dental patient receiving careThe $7,500 grant will fund the purchase a Tuttenauer Autoclave, a tabletop unit that provides critical sterilization, and high-speed dental handpieces. The Samuel Higby & Margaret H. Camp Fund is a Jackson-based charitable foundation that is a component fund of the Jackson Community Foundation.

"This equipment allows us to deliver accessible dental care to the Jackson community in an effective manner," said Terry Langston, Communications and Development Officer for CFH.

"Our current sterilization unit has received a tremendous amount of usage and is in need of replacement to provide optimal care. The handpieces will be used during procedures for cleaning, extractions, and fillings. We thank the Samuel Higby & Margaret H. Camp Fund for supporting our mission to make dental care accessible for all.”

The Center for Family Health is committed to the belief that dental care is vital to overall health and well-being. Many studies have shown a positive link between physical and oral health.

Dental services provided by CFH were expanded in 2016 with construction of a new Dental Clinic at 500 N. Jackson Street. The Dental Clinic provides preventive, restorative and emergency dental care to all children and adults, regardless of insurance or ability to pay.

In 2016, 9,349 dental patients made 21,113 visits to the Dental Clinic.