Dental van returns to Middle Peninsula

by Quinton Sheppard - Posted on May 16, 2012 - 03:48 PM

Photo: The Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic has partnered with the Virginia Department of Health to restore the ability of the dental van to serve local residents. Shown, from left, are Bill Pribble of the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation, GMFC dental partner Dr. Chuck Harris, Elizabeth McCormick of the Gloucester Community Foundation, Free Clinic board director Nancy Dykeman, executive board treasurer Melissa Crawford, GMFC dental associate Amy Fowlkes, Cindy Killenger of the Three Rivers Health District and GMFC executive board president Adam Taylor. Photo by Quinton Sheppard

The Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic has partnered with the Virginia Department of Health to restore the ability of the dental van to serve local residents. Shown, from left, are Bill Pribble of the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation, GMFC dental partner Dr. Chuck Harris, Elizabeth McCormick of the Gloucester Community Foundation, Free Clinic board director Nancy Dykeman, executive board treasurer Melissa Crawford, GMFC dental associate Amy Fowlkes, Cindy Killenger of the Three Rivers Health District and GMFC executive board president Adam Taylor. Photo by Quinton Sheppard

The Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic recently partnered with the Virginia Department of Health to restore the dental van to serve patients in the Middle Peninsula. It will see its first patients Friday.

Those who wish to use the dental van’s services must be current patients of the Free Clinic, according to Babs Zuhowski, the clinic’s associate director of development and marketing.

The dental van will remain parked in the lot adjacent to the Gloucester Library at Main Street Center and will initially only be open on Fridays, she said.

Zuhowski said grant monies were provided by the Gloucester Community Foundation, Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation, Gloucester County and the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation.

For more information on the dental van, call the GMFC dental associate at 824-6013.