A mobile dentist facility for patients of Glide Health Services is moving to Treasure Island this week.
The “Tooth Mobile,” a 40-foot mobile home consisting of two dental chairs, X-ray equipment and a lab, has been stationed at Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco this week, and from Monday to Friday will be open at the Glide You Build site on Treasure Island, spokeswoman Denise Lamott said.
The dentist facility provides dental screenings, cleanings, fillings, extractions, fluoride treatments, X-rays and dental health education to those who do not have access to dental care, according to Lamott.
Within the two-week period the facility is open, Glide expects to provide the free dental work to 140 patients.
The program was paid for by Wells Fargo, which provided a $25,000 grant to cover the cost of the two-week Tooth Mobile, Lamott said.
The Tooth Mobile will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Glide Youth Build site on Treasure Island at 401 13th St.