Farmington Hills resident to provide dental services for Detroit nonprofit

By: Mark Vest | Metro | Published April 5, 2023

 Olivia Croom

Olivia Croom


METRO DETROIT — Farmington Hills resident Olivia Croom will be providing free dental services as part of her new position at a Detroit nonprofit, according to a press release.

Croom has been named dental director of Central City Integrated Health, which is a federally qualified health center at 10 Peterboro St. in Detroit, according to the release.

Croom has worked in the industry for 30 years, including as the executive director of general dentistry at the Children’s Dental Center in Detroit and as the vice president of operations at Great Expressions Dental Centers in Atlanta, the release states.

Croom is expected to expand Central City Integrated Health’s reach in bringing dental care to Detroit’s underserved communities, taking appointments there and providing free mobile dentistry clinics to schools and organizations around metro Detroit.

Croom, who has two children, is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and School of Business.

“Dr. Croom is an accomplished and widely respected dental professional with decades of experience delivering the best and most up-to-date dental care services,” Central City President and CEO Kimberly Farrow stated in the release. “She is also a natural leader who brings strategic vision and direction to the organizations she serves. We are excited to have her leading the charge of delivering dental services — which are so integral to overall health — to Detroit’s underserved communities.”

In her role as dental director, Croom will administer, maintain and expand Central City’s primary and preventative dental services in Detroit and Wayne County. She will provide direct patient care and program oversight, educate patients and the community about oral health-related disease and prevention, and develop an annual operating budget.

She will also collaborate with her colleagues to provide additional care to patients in the areas of medical, behavioral, employment and housing services.

Croom will also conduct mobile dentistry visits at schools and organizations around metro Detroit, the release states.

The clinics will provide preventative services for children ages 1-17, including cleanings, X-rays and exams, according to the release.

“I’m excited to join the team at CCIH and work to improve the dental health of people in and around Detroit,” Croom stated in the release. She said it is part of the organization’s “larger mission to provide integrated health and wellness services to all. I support this mission 100% and look forward to working alongside my colleagues to improve the lives of those in our community.”

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