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Program Description

  Dental Services

This program provides dental services to promote oral health in five dental clinics. Services include instruction in preventive health practices, primary assessments, targeted dental services, and emergency services. Services are provided to income-eligible Montgomery County children, pregnant women, adults, and seniors.

Program Contacts

Contact Travis Gayles of the HHS - Public Health Services at 240.777.1211 or Joshua Watters of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2768 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
Dental Services - Percentage of children that complete their dental treatment plan 14632323232
1  Some reasons for the low percentage include: (1) There is a 2-3 month wait to get a dental appointment; (2) Parents cancel appointments or do not show for a variety of reasons; (3) Rampant caries in our child population often necessitate 6 or 7 appointments to complete treatment (average number of visits to complete is three); and (4) A small number (about 200) are completed at a specialist's office and are not reflected in the statistic.

Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved287030116.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1384001.00
FY20 Approved300870117.00