Tuesday, 19 October 2021 09:59

Ford-Sponsored Initiative Donating Mobile Clinics to 2 Michigan Dental Health Providers

Kyle Norman of MCDC talks to Deanna Alexander of Hygiene on Wheels. Kyle Norman of MCDC talks to Deanna Alexander of Hygiene on Wheels. Ford


...introduce a unique practice model to two entrepreneurs willing to think outside of the box to solve a challenging problem in our communities,” said Kwane Watson, founder and CEO of Kare Mobile. “I look forward to watching both entrepreneurs' businesses grow and flourish!”


Motor City Kares


A collaboration between Delta Dental of Michigan, Ford Motor Company Fund and Kare Mobile, with support from Lightship Foundation, the Motor City Kares initiative is designed to provide access to high-quality dental care in some of Detroit’s most underserved communities, while also helping minority-led dental providers build a mobility-focused oral health business.


“The Motor City Kares initiative allows us to combine Ford’s expertise in transportation with Ford Fund’s commitment to strengthening communities,” said Mary Culler, president, Ford Motor Company Fund. “We are proud to support this innovative mobility program that brings essential dental services directly to Detroit residents and will benefit these neighborhoods for years to come.” 


Delta Dental purchased the Ford Transits and Ford Fund provided the equipment required to upfit the vans into mobile dental offices. As experts in concierge, mobile dentistry, Kare Mobile is performing the vehicle upgrades, providing a two-year operating license for each business and offering management and administrative services and support.


Earlier in October, representatives from Hygiene on Wheels and MCDC attended a business incubator boot camp that provided resources around legal, product, sales, marketing and investment readiness. The boot camp, offered by Lightship Foundation---the first inclusion-focused entrepreneur advancement program in the Midwest---was designed to help prepare and train the dental providers on how to operate and sustain their new mobility-focused oral health care business.


My Community Dental Centers and Hygiene on Wheels plan to officially launch their mobile dental clinics in early 2022.


Source: Ford


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