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California - Elica Health Centers - AEGD

Health Center Contact: 
Nina Tecson, DDS
Dental Director / AEGD Program Director

Name of Training Site:
Elica Health Centers

What is the mission of your training site?
At Elica Health Centers, we provide quality, affordable health care through the operation of professional and compassionate health homes for underserved populations, who are confronted with barriers to accessing care.

What types of dental services can I expect to perform?

  • Diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Periodontal therapy and surgery
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Fixed and removable prosthodontics
  • Oral surgery
  • Root canal therapy - anterior, premolar and molar
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Emergency dental treatment

What types of technologies can I expect to use?

  • Digital radiography
  • Electronic health records (OCHIN Epic)
  • Rotary endodontics
  • 9.3 micron CO2 Laser

What is the patient population?
The demand for Elica’s healthcare services continues to grow rapidly. For example, we served 38,594 unduplicated patients in 157,471 visits during 2020—over 12% more patients than we served the previous year. We served 47,127 unduplicated patients in calendar 2021.

The need for Elica’s healthcare services is supported by research data concerning underserved populations’ limited access to care in the Sacramento region. For example, according to the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment of Sacramento County, published by UC Davis Health and the Sacramento Region CHNA Collaborative, the low-income people Elica serves have higher mortality rates of diabetes (Sacramento County: 25.8% vs. California: 22.1%), heart disease (Sacramento County: 172.8% vs. California: 157.3%), cancer (Sacramento County: 170.3% vs. California: 153.4%) and stroke (Sacramento County: 42.3% vs. California: 37.5%) than statewide averages. Furthermore, according to an article in the June 19, 2014 edition of The Sacramento Bee, “…only 30.6% of Sacramento’s low-income children with Medi-Cal…saw a dentist in 2010-11, the third worst rate in California.”

Elica Health Centers’ patients are ethnically and culturally diverse—including, for example: immigrant populations (e.g.: Russian; Ukrainian; Iraqi, Afghan; Hmong, etc.), Caucasian/White populations (29.2%), Latino/Hispanic populations (27%), Asian Pacific Islander populations (17.6%), African-American populations (10.3%) and Native American populations (0.5%). The percentage of Persons of Color in Elica’s patient population has grown substantially during the past decade. For example, in 2011, Elica served 5,540 unique patients—approximately 25% of whom were: African-American, Asian Pacific Islander, Latino/Hispanic and Native American. Nine years later, in 2020, Elica served 38,594 unique patients—62% of whom were: African-American, Asian Pacific Islander, Latino/Hispanic and Native American.

Approximately 57% of Elica’s patients are women. Most of our patients are low-income, and 71% of whom live in households at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

What is life like outside of the training site?
Sacramento is the capital city of California and America’s Farm-to-Fork capital. Checkout https://www.visitsacramento.com  for more information on outdoor activities, sports,

entertainment and local restaurants, breweries and wineries. If you’re looking for adventure outside the city, Sacramento is a day trip away from Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Napa Valley Wine Country and countless beaches along the California coast.

Will residents have the opportunity to restore and/or place implants at your training site?
Residents will not have the opportunity to restore and/or place implants at this time.

Will residents treat children in your training site?
Residents will treat children.

Name NYU Langone Dental Medicine - California - Sacramento
Number AEGD1604
Description You may use the name and number noted above to locate this site in the ADEA Pass Application.
Organization Address

4815 Watt Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95660

Contact information

Dr. Nina Tecson

Website https://www.elicahealth.org/

Elica Health Centers – North Highlands
4815 Watt Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95660

Elica Health Centers – Halyard Drive
1276 Halyard Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691

Elica Health Centers – J Street (Midtown)
3701 J St #201B
Sacramento, CA 95825

Elica Health Centers – Arden Arcade (Wright Street)
1750 Wright St.
Sacramento, CA 95825

Elica Health Centers – Maryville
3234 Marysville Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815

Elica Health Centers – Cadillac
77 Cadillac Dr. #200
Sacramento, CA 95825

Elica Health Centers – Franklin Blvd
5385 Franklin Blvd. #K
Sacramento, CA 95820

Elica Health Centers – Mack Road
6339 Mack Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95823

Year network/office opened 2022
Electronic records Yes
Digital Radiology Yes

Contact us for more information on our residency programs.

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