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Medical College of Wisconsin health network will make a $1.65
million investment to improve access to dental care for medically
underserved people living in Waukesha County.
A news release
says the pledge is part of a $15 million community investment the
health network announced in August 2015 targeting areas of need in
The money will
be used to renovate a vacant office suite in the Falls Plaza II
building at N81 W15062 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls to serve as a
dental clinic. The new clinic, which will be staffed and operated by
the Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic, will provide basic and
restorative dental services and oral health education to low-income
adults and children.
2015, West Bend-based Albrecht Free Clinic received $300,000 to
expand into a larger facility, enabling it to offer dental services
for the first time. A second $300,000 grant in February 2016 funded
the multi-year employment of two community health workers — one
based at Albrecht Free Clinic and another at Casa Guadalupe
Education Center in West Bend.