Access to care is a well-documented challenge in many communities, especially in rural areas. Moreover, it is nationally recognized that within the U.S. health care system, there are rapidly increasing costs and disparities in access to oral care and that is particularly more prevalent in rural areas. In 2016, COH signed an affiliation agreement with the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District, to open a new Dental Rural Health Clinic. The clinic exclusively serves Big Bear’s Medi-Cal population. This strategy fits with COH’s goals to improve access to care, improve the oral health needs of the most vulnerable populations, and reduce the cost of health care. What makes this project special is the introduction of a new and unique way to improve access to oral health care. We are endorsing the Virtual Dental Home model (VDH), created by the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and lead by Dr. Paul Glassman. This initiative is led by COH’s Dental Director, Dr. Stephen C. Noble, DDS.
Rural Health Clinic
1028 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear, CA 92314
Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm
"I had a wonderful experience and felt I was important to the Doctor and not just another patient."