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Dental hygienist hired to manage Cass County Dental Clinic

BELTON, Mo., (Oct. 19, 2017) – Cass County Dental Clinic has hired registered dental hygienist Julie Myers as practice manager.

The Cass County Dental Clinic is a safety-net dental clinic that offers dental services to children and adolescents age zero to 20 who are low-income uninsured or insured by Missouri Medicaid. In 2016, the clinic, a program of Cass Community Health Foundation (CCHF), treated 3,150 underserved children at its two locations in Belton and Harrisonville, Missouri.

“Children need healthy, pain-free mouths. It affects how they learn and how they eat. It’s all connected to the rest of the body,’ Myers said.

Myers received her associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Johnson County Community College. After two years of full-time clinical work, she enrolled at University of Missouri-Kansas City where she received her bachelor’s degree and her master’s degree in dental health education. She currently teaches for the dental hygiene program at Concord Career College.

Before joining the Cass County Dental Clinic staff, Myers worked at a pediatrics dental office in Overland Park, Kansas where she traveled to schools providing dental hygiene services to underserved children.

“Julie’s passion and enthusiasm for oral health is a great asset for Cass County Dental Clinic and Cass Community Health Foundation,” Cynthia Randazzo, CCHF and clinic president, said. “Her extensive experience in the clinical and educational components of the dental field makes her an ideal member of our team.”

Myers stated that her long-term goals are to change mindsets and emphasize the value and importance of healthy teeth. She said she is eager to join a network of people that enthusiastically support the clinic in many different ways.

“People donate to this clinic and provide supplies to ensure that our work continues on. They believe in what they are doing and the children that they are helping,” Myers said.

The bright walls and cheerful atmosphere of Cass County Dental Clinic are possible because of the supportive, spirited community behind it. Julie joins that community with optimism and a contagious smile that will help her lead the clinic and its staff to better serve the children of Cass County.

For more information about the clinic, call 816-322-7600.