It's a 40-foot dentist's office... on wheels! Each week, it travels to shelters, caring for 8,000 homeless adults and children in the Rochester area. Unity Health System's medical unit has been around for years, but now, there's a brand new unit that provides dental services.
The professionals who took the job say it's challenging, but rewarding.
"It's heart wrenching," says dental assistant Regina Washington. "Once you restore a person's smile and their confidence, it makes you feel good."
The mobile unit has everything you'd see in a dentist's office, including the nervous patients.
Doctor Scott Watson says he and his team have the resources to do full x-rays, fillings, cleanings, exams and extractions.