It is a renovation that Muskingum County Health CommissionerCorey Hamilton says is long due.
The Zanesville-Muskingum CountyHealth Department unveiled the dental clinic expansion project this afternoon.
“We’ve recently renovated our building to utilize our space a little more effectively. By renovating we were able to pick up some additional meeting space and we were able to pick up some additional office space as well in the same square footage that we had before ” says Hamilton.
The health department is now expanding its dental services to counties outside of Muskingum County by partnering with the Muskingum Valley Health Centers. Hamilton says it will allow the health department to better serve the community and now it has the needed equipment and staff to pair with that too.
“We have expanded from 3 treatment rooms to 8 treatment rooms. So we’re going to have a lot more space available to serve people who have dental needs and because we were able to do that we have renewed our relationship with Ohio State University Dental College and are participating again in the Ohio Project which floats through dental students in their fourth year through our clinic for a two week internship, ” says Hamilton.
Hamilton says the expansion is expected to bring more patients in. It will allow more patients to be seen on a daily basis as well.