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Sen. Blunt tours COMTREA mobile dental clinic

September 13, 2016

By Jennifer Garvin


Open house: Dr. Nathan Suter, left, oral health director for COMTREA, and Sen. Roy Blunt, great visitors during a Sept. 9 open house of COMTREA's new mobile dental clinic. Photos courtesy of Missouri Dental Association.
Festus, Mo. — The COMTREA mobile dental clinic is open for business and on Sept. 9, had a very special guest in attendance: U.S. Senator Roy Blunt.

During a tour of the new facility, the Republican senator, who is chair of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, learned about COMTREA's emergency room dental voucher program and the program's school-based prevention services.

The mobile dental clinic will make regular visits to Festus, De Soto and High Ridge, Missouri, targeting the towns in Jefferson County with the highest number of emergency room visits due to dental pain. The clinic is part of the COMTREA Comprehensive Health Center, a federally qualified health center, in Arnold, Missouri.

New wheels: The COMTREA Comprehensive Health Center shows off its new mobile dental clinic. The mobile dental clinic will make regular visits to Festus, De Soto and High Ridge, Missouri.

Greetings: Sen. Roy Blunt engages with COMTREA staff during his Sept. 9 visit to the clinic's mobile unit.