Established in 1988. Shasta Community Health Center (SCHC) is a private-non-profit federally qualified health center (FQHC). It is ranked in the top 1% of all community health clinics in the United States. SCHC employs 350 health professionals in five locations across Shasta County. Dental services began in 1998 with the AEGD accreditation program starting in 2008. Our National Health Service Core (NHSC) HPSA score is 24 out of 26. You may have an opportunity for a NHSC Scholar loan repayment of $25,000 and your AEGD year counts toward the service commitment.
Clinic hours are Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm with no evenings, weekends, or after hour calls for AEGD residents. This is a dentist friendly environment with 7 staff dentists to help mentor your clinical experience. Our staff dentists are on faculty at UC San Francisco, Western University in Pomona CA, and AT Still University in Mesa, AZ. We are an Extern Site for fourth year dental students from AT Still University. Our focus here is on General Dentistry. Our patient population includes children under 21 years old (45%); 70% insured with Medi-Cal (Medicaid) and we offer a low income sliding fee discount program for our uninsured patients. Patients receive a broad range of general dentistry services including preventative, restorative, oral surgery, endodontic, and prosthodontic care excluding orthodontics, implants, and cosmetic dentistry. As an FQHC there is no pressure to “sell” treatment plans. We are an encounter based service with a mission to serve the underserved in our community.
Our new Anderson center was just completed August of 2018. It houses both medical and dental services with an 8 dental chair facility, 2 staff dentists, 1 part time hygienist and 6 registered dental assistants.
Our Shasta Lake City dental center, built in 2010, houses both medical and dental services with a 6 dental chair facility, 1 staff dentist, 1 part time hygienist and 3 registered dental assistants.
Our main dental center relocated to Shasta College’s new Health Sciences Building in Downtown Redding in January 2008. Our Redding center is an 11 chair facility with 4 staff dentists, 2 hygienist, 10 registered dental assistants, and a sterilization technician.
Residents will complete rotations and work at all three dental centers a minimum of 1 day per week. Having medical services in our organization we can offer the optional observational medical rotation. We have a Special Oral Health Improvement Program (SOHIP) that treats the developmental disabled population in the 9 counties of the North State. This SOHIP department also provided hospital dentistry under general anesthesia at the local community hospital of which we can offer you an optional observational rotation. We have local specialist’s in Periodontics/Implant, Pedodontics, Endodontics, and Oral Surgery practices that host observation rotations as well. Lastly, we have times each week set aside to provide free dental services to the Homeless and we participate in many health events in the community.
Redding is known as a recreational paradise, boasting 300 days of sunshine per year.
• Also considered the “gem of the U.S. Trail System”, it is a hiker’s paradise.
• Forbes ranked Redding among the Top 10 fishing destinations in North America.
• For the foodies, we can satisfy all your tastes, from fabulous patio dining, to quaint wine bars to romantic fine dining.
• Ranked by Sperling’s as the 8th least stressful city, Redding still offers a 70% lower cost of living compared to other areas in California.
Whatever your pleasure, from skiing to sailing, you can find it here.
Residents have paid $550 for a 1 bedroom to $1,000 for a two bedroom apartment. Residents have also rented rooms in homes through Airbnb and Craigslist ranging from $400 to $550 and rented condo’s and homes starting from $1,000.
|Number of Positions||3|
1400 Market Street
Dr. Franklin Pierce
Shasta Community Health Center - Redding
Shasta Community Health Center - Anderson
Shasta Community Health Center - Shasta Lake City
|Year network/office opened||1998|
|Total # of operatories||25|