DeFuniak Springs, Florida Dental Outreach Office

The LECOM Dental Outreach Office
101 LECOM Way, DeFuniak Springs, FL
(At the Coy Burgess Loop and US 331)
7 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
(850) 951-0200

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) has seen the continued need for dentists across the nation, especially in Florida and the Gulf Coast states. Florida ranks third in the nation for the number of communities designated as Dental Health Shortage Areas. With one-out-of five residents lacking insurance, the burden falls on Florida emergency rooms where treating preventable dental conditions costs more than $88 million. To help alleviate that shortage, LECOM has brought much-needed dental health care to the community of DeFuniak Springs. LECOM opened dental offices at 101 LECOM Way. The presence of a dental office in DeFuniak Springs has improved the health status of the community by providing comprehensive care and general dentistry for all age groups.

The dental practice sites at the DeFuniak Springs dental office are located in a fully equipped, state-of-the-art facility. Each spring, 50, fourth-year LECOM School of Dental Medicine students begin a 48-week primary care clinical rotation in DeFuniak Springs. The students work under direct supervision of licensed dentists and will see patients of all ages. LECOM employs the latest diagnostic tools such as digital X-rays, lasers and intra-oral scanning. Students will keep track of patient records with state-of-the-art electronic medical record software. Each student has a treatment room where they will provide comprehensive dental care service which includes: cleanings, periodontal treatments, crowns, root canal therapy, extractions, restorations, dental implant crowns and full and partial dental prostheses treatments.