Dr. Lubna Anwar, DDS-General Dentistry
First Person Care Clinic offers Dental Care to all residents of our service area, including those persons who are publicly or privately insured and those who are uninsured, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay for such services or the patient’s payor source. First Person Care Clinic also offers a schedule of discounts (or sliding fee scale) for individuals who earn annual incomes equal to or less than 200% of the then current Federal Poverty Guidelines (which are modified annually). These discounts are applied to the schedule of charges for under-insured and uninsured patients when these patients incur out-of-pocket costs.
- Primary Adult Dental Care
- Children’s Dental Care
- Senior Dental Care
- Homeless Dental Care
By finding and treating dental problems before they become serious health problems, we help provide a better, healthier life for everyone at every age.
We want to see our patients regularly for cleanings and check-ups. We also provide the following services:
- Exams & X-Rays
- “oral hygiene instruction;
- (ii) oral prophylaxis, as necessary;
- (iii) topical application of fluorides, and the prescription of fluorides for systemic use when not available in the community water supply”.
- Cavities & Fillings
- Crowns & Bridges
- And More
At FPCC we offer many restorative procedures to fit many of your dental needs.
Tooth decay (dental caries) is the most common chronic yet largely preventable health problem among children in every State. Mounting evidence points to the importance and value of early interventions to establish a foundation for optimal oral health during childhood and throughout life. The oral health status of Nevada’s youngest and most vulnerable children puts them even more at risk of experiencing negative academic, physical, and social-emotional consequences.
Academic consequences: Dental disease is one of the top reasons children in every State miss school. Most children at school-aged miss at least one school day per year due to dental problems. Additionally, studies have shown that students who report oral pain are four times more likely to have a below-average GPA compared to students who report having no pain.
Physical consequences: Dental decay can affect a child’s ability to eat and sleep. The untreated dental disease is also linked to a variety of additional health issues, including delayed development, ear and sinus infections, weakened immune systems, diabetes, and lung and heart disease.
Social-emotional consequences: Dental disease in children can lead to slower social development and lack of self-esteem due to esthetic issues caused by tooth decay and effects on speech development.
Economic consequences: Lack of preventive services can result in substantial economic consequences as a result of increased hospital admissions, emergency department care and general anesthesia costs.
To avoid these potential consequences and reduce the prevalence and severity of dental disease, young children must obtain ongoing preventive dental services starting early in life, ideally by age one. First Person Care Clinic has the potential to help provide greater access to dental services for Las Vegas’s most vulnerable children.