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Program Description

  Dental Services

This program provides dental services in five clinics to promote oral health. 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 Dr. Travis Gayles of the HHS - Public Health Services at 240.777.1211 or Lindsay Lucas of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2766 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of pediatric dental referrals to outside pediatric specialist 43293303030
Percent of appointments that are missed/canceled20%28%20%20%20%
Dental Services - Percent of children that complete their dental treatment plan 125%15%30%30%30%
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) 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 are completed at a specialist's office and are not reflected in the statistic.

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved312306717.00
Add: Preventive Dental Pilot Program at 16 Elementary Schools2500000.00
Increase Cost: Enhance County Dental Services Contractual Pay Rate750000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-69460-1.00
FY22 Approved337860716.00