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Tele-Dentistry at Mountain Family

April 13, 2020 by Dylan Lewis

by Dr. Stephen Glass

When I was first inspired to become a dentist in high school, I never imagined that I would be doing tele-dentistry during a time of a pandemic.  Now leading our dental team at Mountain Family Health Centers, I have had first-hand experience in this new way to deliver care to our patients. 

After completing dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University, I moved to Colorado to work for Mountain Family and care for underserved populations.  To protect our staff and patients, during the COVID-19 outbreak we have shifted our care to tele-dentistry while still treating urgent and emergency cases in our Rifle and Edwards clinics.

Recently, our dental team was able to take care of Jose both through tele-dentistry and an in-person visit.  I consulted with Jose, age 30, in the comfort of his own home via video-chat. It was nice to evaluate him at home according to his schedule. He was able to show me the spontaneous bleeding in his gums.  At that point I knew I had to refer him to our clinic in Rifle where Estela Lujan-Ortiz, one of our hygienists, helped him. 

Our team, including four dentists and five hygienists, stands by ready to assist you.  To make a tele-dentistry appointment or to receive urgent care, please call Mountain Family at 970-945-2840

We look forward to best serve you and hope to return to normal operations soon.  Looking ahead, we are enthusiastic to open school-based dentistry centers in Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs in the fall of 2020. 

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Working together, we will get through this time and bring healthy smiles back to our patients’ faces.


Mountain Family Health Centers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center

OUR MISSION

To provide high quality, integrated primary medical, behavioral, and dental health care in the communities we serve, with special consideration for the medically underserved, regardless of ability to pay.


970-945-2840
contact@mountainfamily.org
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1905 Blake Avenue, Suite 101
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601