PEORIA COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — It’s a show of heart and humanity. An area dentist performs dental work to those incarcerated at Peoria County’s Jail.
Dr. Yolanda Wright-Lowery dedicates her Fridays to offering dental care to area inmates.
“They need the basic care,” said Wright-Lowery, owner and general dentist at Smile Center of Peoria. “I’m trying to provide that for them.”
From extractions to cleanings, Dr. Wright-Lowery said everyone should be granted access to dental hygiene no matter their current situation.
“It’s a blessing, honestly, that this jail has allowed that to happen,” said Dr. Wright-Lowery. “Not all jails have that, so I’m just thankful that they’re allowing me to be here.”
She said she initially discovered the need during her residency rotations, and the inmates show respect.
“They’ve all been nice,” said Dr. Wright-Lowery. “They’re just very thankful, actually, for whenever they do see us, and we’re able to provide them treatments, so it’s a good experience.”
Dr. Wright-Lowery is the owner and general dentist of the Smile Center of Peoria located on West Glen Avenue.
The center treats those with and without dental insurance.
Smile Center of Peoria currently accepts Cigna and Delta Dental insurance. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
Become a Smile Center Member
Yearly Membership Dues for non-insured Smile Center patients:
|Single Patient||$40 per month for 12 months|
|Dual Plan||$85 per month for 12 months|
|Family of Three||$125 per month for 12 months|
|Family of Four||$155/month for 12 months|
The Smile Center Membership Plan Details:
|Annual Exam||Twice per year||100%|
|Limited/Emergency Exam + 2 x-rays||Once per year||100%|
|Adult Simple Cleaning||Twice per year||100%|
|Child Cleaning||Twice per year||100%|
|Fluoride||Twice per year||100%|
|Sealants (protective coating)||Once per year||50%|
|Full Mouth X-rays||Once every 5 years||100%|
|X-rays (with cleaning)||Once per year||100%|
- Periodontal therapy, fillings, root canals, dentures, partials 15% off services
- Cosmetic Dentistry and crown and bridge and oral surgery 10% off service
Note: All family members must live in the same household. For coverage purposes, a child is defined as anyone under the age of 21 years old.