Seeing that the community was in need of reduced-cost dental services for the underserved, Family Health Services started providing dental services in the spring of 2005.
The main purpose of the program has always been to support the overall goals of Family Health Services. The primary objective is providing affordable dental services to the public in need.
From its humble beginnings of one full-time dentist in only one of the surrounding communities, the program has grown to meet more needs of our patients. Currently Family Health Services owns and operates dental offices in Burley, Twin Falls, Kimberly, Buhl, Fairfield, Jerome and the mobile dental unit.
All of the dentists at Family Health Services are trained in general dentistry and licensed in the state of Idaho. Our dentists are kind and gentle and provide the highest quality dentistry for our patients. The restorations, crowns, dentures and other products they use are of the utmost quality.
The dentists at Family Health Services provide the following services:
- Emergency services- patient must call first thing in the morning to ensure timely access
- Patient education
- Dental radiographs
- Limited periodontal treatment
- Operative dentistry: tooth fillings both composite (white fillings) and amalgam (silver fillings)
- Stainless steel crowns on baby teeth
- Endodontic treatment- root canal therapy
- Crown and bridge work
- Surgical and routine extractions
- Removable prosthetics (dentures and partials)
- We do not offer any orthodontic treatment
As all of the doctors are trained general dentist some patients will require treatment from a dental specialist for certain procedures. Referrals will be made after an assessment by one of our dentist is completed. These specialists are not affiliated with Family Health Service and all financial arrangements with the specialist are between the patient and the specialist.
Services provided to the public are done at a slide fee for those who provide required documentation of proof of income. While all of the dental clinics including the mobile dental unit have the primary purpose of treating the indigent and underserved, people of any status are welcome into the dental program. Family Health Services accepts many types of insurance including Medicaid. Payment is required at the time of service and we currently offer a prepayment option for treatment.
For more information, please contact us.
Family Health Services provides a sliding fee discount and no one is refused care based upon ability to pay.
Experienced staff members at Family Health Services are ready to assist you with any questions concerning your FHS charges. You can call the Billing Department directly at 208-735-9363.