State Chooses Parma Heights' Dental Health Services To Provide Dental Care In Massillon Clinic
Local dentist office to provide on-site dental care to psychiatric patients

State Rep. Martin J. Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today announced $100,000 in state funding to help deliver on-site dental care to patients at Heartland Behavioral Healthcare Hospital (HBH) in Massillon. The dental care will be provided by Parma Heights-based Dental Health Services, which has served the Greater Cleveland area for over 30 years.

“Like all Ohioans, patients at HBH deserve reliable access to quality healthcare,” said Sweeney. “I am pleased that the state has risen to the occasion and is contracting with an such an experienced and committed organization from our community to provide increased access to healthcare for some of our state’s most vulnerable people.”

Founded in 1898, HBH is one of six psychiatric hospitals in the state that operates 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Due to the nature of patient’s behavioral issues, it has historically been difficult for the hospital to find local dental care providers. Dental Health Services will provide essential oral health care, such as dental exams, cleanings, extractions and fillings for patients thanks to the contract with the state.

“The state is making a smart investment by choosing a dedicated local healthcare partner from our community,” said Parma Heights Mayor Michael Byrne. “Healthy living in many cases starts with having healthy gums and teeth. Connecting patients to quality dental care is critical to ensuring the best possible health outcomes, and nobody knows that better than Dental Health Services.”

The contract with Department of Mental Health Addiction Services is for one year.

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