Free Dental Clinics for Uninsured and Unemployed

Dental School Access-To-Care Days Reach Needy

The first Access-To-Care Days at the University of Maryland Dental School provided free dental care to 150 uninsured, unemployed, and underserved people on July 24 and 25.

The program, co-sponsored by the L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation and the Dental School, was a collaboration of more than 100 community dentists, dental hygienists, dental and dental hygiene students, as well as a variety of nonmedical volunteers. Residents from the Helping Up Mission, My Sister’s Place, and New Life for Girls were among the patients served at the event.


Dental patients grateful for free dental clinic

PARKERSBURG – More than 800 patients were admitted Friday to the free dental clinic at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, but hundreds more were turned away and told to return today.

An overwhelming turnout at a free dental clinic forced area health officials to turn people away Friday morning.

Dick Whittberg with the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department said at seven-thirty Friday morning, officials were forced to send roughly two hundred people home.