Mobile Dental Services Recognized as Essential to Underserved

The Mobile Dental Program of Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center received a special award for its outstanding work delivering free and low-cost dental services via a 39-foot van.

The Anne M. Davis Mobile Health Award, named in honor of a longstanding VNA volunteer and board member, recognizes a Foundation grantee that uses mobile health services in a particularly innovative, effective and impactful way.

The Mobile Dental Program, started in 1999, helps Chicagoans who find it difficult to get dental care including senior citizens living on fixed incomes, low-income families unable to afford dental care for their children, and men and women with disabilities and people who are homeless.  2015 Anne M Davis Mobile Health Award Press Release

Robert N. DiLeonardi, Executive Director, VNA Foundation
Robert N. DiLeonardi, Executive Director, VNA Foundation
Amy Martin, DDS, Director of the Mobile Dental Program
Amy Martin, DDS, Director of the Mobile Dental Program
From Left to Right: Leo Clark, Driver; Nohora Hernandez, Dental Assistant; Omar Abarca, Dental Assistant and Driver; Amy Martin, DDS, Director of The Mobile Dental Program; and M. Catherine Ryan, Chair of the VNA Foundation Board of Directors
From Left to Right: Leo Clark, Driver; Nohora Hernandez, Dental Assistant; Omar Abarca, Dental Assistant and Driver; Amy Martin, DDS, Director of The Mobile Dental Program; and M. Catherine Ryan, Chair of the VNA Foundation Board of Directors