In order to help stem the rising costs of medication, medical supplies and care, Eblen Medical helps provide medical assistance to children, adults, and families living in our community by providing medication, medical supplies, physician visits, and eye glasses. Families living with the burdens and the effects that illnesses and disabilities so often bring have to face the many challenges and decisions that other families do not. Inspired by these courageous families, Eblen Medical sets out to stand beside them as they take up this most important fight.
Dental: Founded as an additional outreach of Eblen Medical, Eblen Dental reaches out to children and adults in need of dental care. Thanks to the visions of Dr. Keith Black, Dr. Mark Knollman, and Dr. Dennis Campbell and in partnership with the Buncombe County Dental Society, the Buncombe County Health Department, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, the Mission Hospital System, and the Buncombe County Dental Assistants and Hygienists, the Eblen Dental programs has served thousands of children and adults in our community.
The Children’s Dental Sealant Program: If you happen to see a lot of bright and healthy smiles beaming from elementary school children in our community, chances are one reason they are smiling is that they have a lot less cavities thanks to the Eblen Charities Dental Sealant Partnership.
Founded in 1999, by Dr Keith Black and with Drs. Dennis Campbell, and Mark Knollman, this exceptional partnership with Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Buncombe County Health and Human Services, The Buncombe County Dental Society, area dental hygienists and dental assistants, Patterson Dental Supply, Buncombe County and Asheville City Schools, the Dental Sealant Program provides a healthier and brighter dental future for many children whose family may not have been able to afford to provide the sealants themselves.
The program commences each fall as second graders in Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools are screened to ensure that their teeth are ready for sealants and then the Sealant Clinic is held every Friday through the end of May, at no cost to the children, their families or the schools. Through this innovative partnership, thousands of children take their first steps to a life of dental health thanks to this unique community outreach.
“The Eblen Sealant Partnership has become an important and anticipated program that is a vital and remarkable part of our community,” states Orthodontist Dr. Keith Black, Eblen board member and founder of the sealant partnership. “Eblen Charities has developed a number of dental programs and partnerships along with the Buncombe County Dental Society to assist children with emergency dental needs. So much of dental health is about prevention and avoiding decay that can lead to more serious problems. The sealant program helps provide that prevention.”
Volunteer dentists, staff, hygienists, dental assistants, and those interested in joining us are always welcome. If you would like to help or for more information on the Eblen Dental Sealant Partnership, please contact Susan Riddle at the Eblen Charities at 828-255-3066 ext. 11 or via email at [email protected]