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In a NutshellParticipa!, Inc. Dental Services’ provides oral health care by bringing the services to children.  The focus in the past was to increase the number of Medicaid providers and fees but the fact is too many children are not being taken to the dentist. 


We go to the children! 

Many parents are unable to take their children to the dentist due to job constraints.  Additionally, in rural areas, private dentists and clinics may be located far distances from a parent’s work site and/or child’s school.

Participa uses portable dental equipment in school settings to provide full preventive services for students.  Taking dental services to children reduces the incidents of missed appointments, reduces the amount of classroom time a child misses and increases access to care.  

Participa is working to inform parents, school boards, local schools, etc. about the benefits of bringing preventive dental care to children.  Participa coordinates with local clinics and private dental offices to ensure children needing restorative care receive the additional services that they need.  With all dental professionals working for the children of New Mexico, we will, together, improve the dental health of  our children.