Heartland Health Centers is one of the few oral health resources available for low-income residents on Chicago’s north side.
Oral health is a window to your overall health, and problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, there is a relationship between gum (periodontal) disease and health complications such as a stroke and heart disease. Women with gum disease also show higher incidences of pre-term, low birth-weight babies.
Preventive and restorative dental services include:
- Fluoride varnishes
- Cancer screenings
- Periodontal therapy for gum disease
- Crowns and root canals for infected pedodontic (baby) teeth
Dental care services are provided at four Heartland Health Center locations.
- Wilson Community Health Center in Uptown. Dental Care at Wilson is open to any patient who receives care at any of our locations.
- Three of our school based health centers – Hibbard, Senn and Roosevelt. All three serve the student populations. Hibbard and Senn are also open to any patient who receives care at our other health care facilities.
Dental services are provided at schools for students regardless of insurance status. For patients at others sites, cost is based on a sliding fee scale.