The Molar Express
Molar Express
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is eligible to receive dental care on the Molar Express?
A: Patients must be between the ages of 2 and 21 and attend participating schools, head start programs, and other community programs in areas serviced by the three partnering agencies (provided there is a signed consent form from a parent/guardian). There are also some limited opportunities for children from non participating institutions to receive services. Call us for more information.
Dr Frederick James  
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Your dental insurance will be billed if your child receives care on the Care Mobile or in the school. If you have no dental insurance (or your dental insurance does not cover a dental service that your child receives in that school or on the Care Mobile), you will not be charged for the dental service. However, some children may be referred to one of the partnering agencies’ community health centers for dental work if they require extensive treatment. When care is delivered at the community health center and you have no dental insurance, dental care will be provided on a sliding scale based on your family income and family size.

Q: How will I know if my child’s school/community program is going to participate in the Molar Express Program?
A: If your child is enrolled in a school or program that is participating with the Molar Express Program, he or she will receive an informational packet to take home. This packet will include a letter explaining the dental program, along with a consent/health history form to be completed by parents and returned to the school or community program they are enrolled in. If your child receives this informational packet, it is critical that you complete the forms thoroughly and return to the school or community program as soon as possible. Call 1-800-MOLARXP to find out if the Molar Express is coming to your area.

Q: How is the Molar Express supported?
A: The Molar Express is supported by Ronald MacDonald House Charities of Eastern New England.We were proud to be named a 2009 NBC 10/Citizen Bank Champion in Action.

Additional Information:

• The Molar Express is equipped for handicapped access.
• The Molar Express is considered a satellite site of the participating community health center, is licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health and accredited by the Joint Commission.
• Our providers are licensed by the RI Department of Health and credentialed by the participating community health center.