VINA Community Dental Center has been recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) as a Model Emergency Dental Program. Board Vice President Dr. Ronald Paler, Executive Director Barbara Colley, and Marketing & Development Director Jim Gilmore gave a webinar presentation to several hundred ADA members regarding the Emergency Dental Referral Program VINA has developed and implemented with local hospital emergency rooms and urgent care facilities.

Carlos Jones, Coordinator, Action for Dental Health for the ADA commented, “We’re glad there are folks like VINA out there helping people and creating change in their community.”

VINA receives and treats over 150 Emergency Dental cases annually. This partnership allows local emergency rooms and urgent care facilities to allocate their resources more effectively and grows the patient population of VINA.

The VINA Community Dental Center of Livingston County is a non-profit outreach facility founded in 2008 that provides affordable dental care and quality dental education to Livingston County residents with limited finances. VINA improves quality of life through better oral health, promoting dental care seeking behaviors, and elevating prevention awareness. VINA treats over 1,500 patients annually from their facility at 400 E. Grand River in Brighton.

“VINA” stands for Vision, Integrity, Need, and Action.

For questions or further information, please contact Jim Gilmore, VINA Director of Marketing & Development at (810) 844-0240 or at

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