A new donation will help assure the finest possible dental care for patients at the Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry dental clinic.
Panoramic X-ray equipment is essential for detecting undeveloped, crowded or impacted teeth. Because these conditions and jaw deformities are more prevalent among individuals with significant disabilities, panoramic imaging is especially important in Matheny’s dental clinic. The clinic’s current Kodak Panorex machine was manufactured in 1997 and donated to Matheny more than 10 years ago.
The Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation has donated $5,000 to Matheny to supplement a generous grant from the Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation so that a new Vatech Pax-I digital panoramic X-ray machine can be purchased for the Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry. “We are delighted to be able to support such a worthy project,” says Lauretta A. Farrell, assistant vice president, executive director of the AFCU Foundation.
Dental services at the Center of Medicine and Dentistry include X rays, cleanings, cavity treatments, extractions, restorative dentistry, oral surgery, root canals, behavior management, cancer screening and biopsies. The services are provided in partnership with the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. The AFCU Foundation was created in 2005 to enhance Affinity’s efforts to give back to its communities.