Helping Local Community
understanding of oral health and the relationship of the mouth to the rest of the body by
providing improved access to dental and health care. These services will be provided to
Houston’s under-served community with no out of pocket cost to our patients. However, lab
charges and specific materials for dental procedures will be billed to Medicaid if and when
Dental services offered through the Houston Medi-Dent Mobile Unit will be provided
75% of the time in addition to other health services. Approximately 45% of all Foundation funds will be allocated for dental services and prevention.
Brie’unna Gonzalez Story
When she was two years old, she lost her left eye. Her mom, LaKeisha Monroe, bought her a prosthetic that Gonzalez removes and cleans every night. When flooding near I-10 and Federal chased Monroe, Gonzalez and her four siblings to their roof, they left her $3,000 prosthetic eye. “When the water came up, I was searching for it and I couldn’t find it,” Gonzalez said.
The family searched for three days without any luck. Two years ago, bullies pushed Gonzalez towards the brink of suicide over her eye. Now, she is sad again and goes to school worried what her others will say and do.
Monroe, a single mother with five children, said she cannot afford to buy a replacement.
Helping Our Students Recover
Calvin Johnson Story
In late July of 2017, Dr. Ka-Ron Wade visited Fox 26 News to discuss our Annual Houston Dental Festival Hosted Houston Medi-Dent Corporation and Dr. Wade. The Dental Festival provides dental services, medical teachings and immunizations to Houston’s underserved community in a fun-filled setting. During Dr. Wade’s visit, Meteorologist Mike Osowitz mentioned his viewer Calvin Johnson was in need of total dental restoration. Mike and Calvin became friends over shared stories of weather and family events. Mike said Calvin had oral health problems for a very long time.
Dr. Wade welcomed Mr. Johnson to her practice and along with donated funds from Houston Medi-Dent, began the task of restoring his smile. The restoration work started in August of 2017. Dr. Wade was determined to help Mr. Johnson. She felt he was at the threshold of a very serious health issue without her assistance. Mr. Johnson is currently in the initial stages of his restoration and is due for completion in December.
The desire to help our underserved communities was the impetus of Dr. Wade founding Houston Medi-Dent Corporation. The organization solely depends on donations from the public. We take great pride in assist any one we can. If you support us our endeavors to serve the most needed in our city, please donate today.
Houston Medi-Dent Mobile Unit provides a way for the less fortunate to receive quality dental services, health care education, and mental health consulting referrals.
Recipients will not be required to pay for services.
This is a way to give back to the community that has supported us all.