There will be a mobile dental clinic for St. Martin Parish students that will begin operating this summer.

It's a recreational vehicle that will be outfitted as a dental clinic.  It will begin helping students get services this summer even though is was slated to get started last year.

It was delayed while the program was getting approval from the state and federal governments.

CEO of the Iberia Comprehensive Community Health Clinic Roderick Campbell says they received almost a half a million dollars in federal grant money to get the program started.  One dentist and two assistants will provide dental care to the students.

In addition to dental services, some of the federal grant money will be used to build a pediatric behavioral health until in St. Martinville.

The St. Martin school system already operates three school-based health centers that provide general health and behavioral health services for students.