All visits will be conducted by appointment only so that ample time is taken between appointments for cleaning and disinfecting. Patients are asked to bring and wear masks for their visits. To accommodate our patients’ needs, we will continue to do tele-health visits. These are also scheduled visits. As of June 30, all clinic services such as mental health counseling, diabetic education, hearing screenings, have resumed vision clinics.
Due to the backlog of patients in our volunteer dental provider’s private practice, dental services have resumed, and we are working hard to schedule patients as soon as appointments are available.
For DeKalb and Noble Counties, St. Martin’s Healthcare clinic has been and will continue to be a crucial part in breaking the dental infection cycle for many uninsured residents. Dental services at St. Martin’s provide dental panoramic, bitewing and periapical X-rays to determine the exact cause of the patient’s discomfort which are referenced during dental treatment. We assist with dental pain management, but do not prescribe any narcotic or controlled medications.
We also offer our patients dental screenings, exams and extractions. Once the emergent dental needs are taken care of, a dental patient at St. Martin’s is provided with any needed fillings and a dental cleaning. Volunteer dentists and hygienists in addition to dental staff provide restorative and preventative care. Our dental hygiene program provides our patients with an infection-free, healthy, firm foundation which they can maintain with proper oral hygiene and routine dental exams, cleanings and education.