Texas Children’s Health Plan is proud to announce a partnership with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry to open a dental clinic inside The Center for Children and Women (The Center) at 700 N. Sam Houston Parkway West.
Continuing the philosophy of coordinated care, “UTHealth Dentistry Greenspoint” will provide dental services for Texas Children’s Health Plan members and residents in the greater Greenspoint area of Houston.
“This is a perfect partnership,” stated Tangula Taylor, director of operations at The Center for Children and Women. “This collaboration with UTHealth allowed us to expand our scope of services and provide enhanced comprehensive care to our patients. We look forward to fostering this collaborative partnership for many years to come.”
The clinic has 3 full-time staff members, and dental residents will work there on a rotation basis. In addition to providing great care for patients, the clinic will also serve as a clinical site for School of Dentistry students, offering them valuable clinical experience.
“We’re excited about this initiative,” said John A. Valenza, DDS, dean of the UTHealth School of Dentistry. “Partnering with The Center for Children and Women provides us the unique opportunity not only to serve the Greenspoint community, but also to provide unique learning experiences for our future dentists and dental hygienists. In addition to seeing pediatric patients, our students will have the opportunity to treat expectant mothers and other patients with special needs.”
The clinic offers a full range of dental services, including fillings, cleanings, X-rays and much more for children, expectant mothers and adults. Operating hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with plans to expand to evenings and Saturdays. Walk-in appointments are welcome. The clinic accepts multiple insurance plans, including Medicaid, CHIP and HMOs, as well as pay-for-service programs.
About Texas Children’s Health Plan – The Center for Children and Women
Texas Children’s Health Plan - The Center for Children and Women was founded in 2013 by Texas Children’s Health Plan, a subsidiary of Texas Children’s Hospital. The Center for Children and Women is a patient and family-centered medical home that provides Texas Children’s Health Plan members the highest quality community-based health care, education and advocacy. For more information on The Center for Children and Women visit www.JoinTheCenter.org.
About The University of Texas School of Dentistry
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry was founded in 1905 as the first dental school in Texas and the first professional school in Houston. Since then, the school has graduated more than 10,000 dentists, dental hygienists and postgraduate dental specialists. For more information, visit http://dentistry.uth.edu.