MEHOP Health Center
979-245-2008 Toll Free 877-705-2008
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MEHOP Heath Center's Dental Clinic provides comprehensive Family Dentistry services to children starting at 6 months of age and adults. We recognize the importance of good oral health and the impact it can have on an individual's overall health and well being.
On your first visit with our clinic, we will take x-rays and perform an oral exam. If any dental concerns are identified, we will provide you with a treatment plan detailing the treatment needed and will also schedule your next visit.
MEHOP Dental offers a full range of general dentistry services which include routine cleanings, sealants, extractions, fillings, crowns, root canals, teeth whitening, dentures, partials and oral health education. Our dental clinic is also equipped with state of the art technology including digital x rays and a paperless environment for patient records and is recognized as a First Dental Home provider by Medicaid for children 6 months - 35 months.
If you have had x-rays taken within the last 6 months at another dental office, you may have them forwarded by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEHOP Dental is an In-Network Provider for Medicaid (including Star, Star Plus, CHIPS) and Private Insurance. Self Pay Fee for service discounts available based on household income if eligible.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, change/cancel existing appointment, request x-rays or ask us a question you may email us at email@example.com.
If you have a dental question/concern that arises after normal business hours and is unable to wait until the following business day, you may contact our after hours on-call personnel at 979-318-9853. If you need to schedule/change an appointment you will need to call during normal business hours.
Emergency walk-ins - MEHOP Dental accepts walk-in patients Monday - Thursday at 8:ooam OR 1:oopm. New patients without dental insurance who would like to see if they qualify for discounts on fees for services must go through Eligibility prior to being seen by dentist. If you need to meet with eligibility you will need to call ahead to schedule an appointment.
John D. Ferguson, DDS - Dental Director
Dr. Ferguson joined MEHOP's Dental Clinic in May, 2010. He graduated from University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 1983. Following graduation from Dental School, Dr. Ferguson spent four years in the Canadian Armed Forces, Dental Services. After completion of his military service, he practiced General Family Dentistry in both Canada and the United States. His mother is a native Texan and he has many relatives sprinkled throughout the state. He enjoys working at MEHOP and providing dental services and education to the community. He and his family attend First Baptist Church in Bay City and have enjoyed making Bay City their home.
Paula Orsak, RDH
Paula graduated from Wharton County Junior College in 1994 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined the MEHOP Dental staff in 2009, when MEHOP opened its Dental Clinic. She finds it rewarding to help her patients in the oral health field. Her goal is to educate and provide information so that her patients can improve their oral health, thus contributing to their overall well being. She continues to attend educational courses to stay updated on new technology and the latest oral heath information available. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Katherine Medlin , RDH
Katherine received her degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1998 from Wharton County Junior College. She spent many years in the Austin area serving patients both in private and public health dental practices before returning to the south Texas area. She is dedicated to making oral health a priority for her patients. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and traveling, along with attending NASCAR races.