Buskirk works full time as a dentist with Capitol Community Health
Center in Springfield. She will be able to provide dental services
to a backlog of patients who are on the current waiting list for the
HOPE Mobile's dental program. Dental services were added to the HOPE
Mobile about three years ago.
"I'm just really excited we're able to begin providing more kids
and pregnant women with the care they've been waiting for," says
Kristi Lessen, director of the Healthy Communities Partnership,
which oversees the HOPE Mobile.
Buskirk joins Drs. Julio Morales and Leroy Gurga. The three take
appointments for dental patients up to three days a month.
The HOPE Mobile is a component of the Healthy Communities
Partnership, a collaborative organization comprised of dozens of
community agencies and supported in part by the Abraham Lincoln
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