Hanover Township is working to provide dental care for low income residents

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The Hanover Township Dental Access Network program assists low income residents in obtaining needed dental services. The Township identifies qualifying residents and works with local dentists who provide services at a reduced fee. Since 2013, 33 residents have enrolled in the program.

This program was created in an effort to improve access to quality dental services locally. In order for residents to qualify for county assistance that can mean commuting into Chicago. This program allows residents to receive both preventative and restorative dental services within their community at a price that is affordable.

“We found that access to affordable Chicago dental care continued to be a gap in our community and this program aims to improve that,” said Brian P. McGuire, Hanover Township Supervisor. “We are optimistic with the residents who have already benefited from this program and are very grateful to our local dental partners who have agreed to participate in it.”

The Dental Access Network program is funded through the Hanover Township Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that raises funds to provide additional monetary support for the residents of Hanover Township. For the last three years, proceeds from the Township’s spring 5k run/walk event have gone toward the Dental Access Network. This year’s 5k event is scheduled for Saturday, May 7 at the Izaak Walton Center, 899 Jay Street, Elgin.

For more information http://www.hanover-township.org/departments/community-health/dental-access-network-program