Free Dental Clinics to Provide Care During Dental Health Month

Free Dental Work Reports — Local dentists and free dental clinics gave unprivileged elementary school students something to smile about, as they partnered for the second annual Give Kids A Smile Program. Dentists participated in a nationwide program called Dentistry from the Heart, which provides free dental treatment and consultation to those adults who do not have access to dental care or cannot afford it.

Free dental clinic gets $100k grant

A free dental clinic in Virginia has received more than $100,000 to help it improve the oral health of local people.

Shenandoah County Free Clinic, in Woodstook, has been given $108,750 by the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) so it can take on a full time dentist.

Part of the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, the clinic provides dental care to children who have Medicaid and uninsured adults.


Dentists help needy kids

Local dentists gave economically disadvantaged elementary school students something to smile about Friday as they partnered for the second annual Give Kids A Smile Program.

Dr. Chad Reed and Dr. Misty Lester of Marshall Dental Associates participated as well as Dr. James Love, Dr. Dan Balderrama and five full-time hygienists.

About 50 children received free dental care from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. They were also given goodie bags of toothpaste, a toothbrush, floss, stickers and a stuffed animal.


‘Doctor with a Heart’ clinics leave everyone smiling

The last time Hilary Cutbirth saw a dentist, she was a teenager. Friday afternoon, the 21-year-old nursing student was sitting in the waiting room of a Kelso dental office, ready for her appointment.

Cutbirth, of Longview, was one of 51 people to receive free dental care at Smiles Family Dental in Kelso. Everyone — including dentists, hygienists and office staff — volunteered their time for the clinic.

Smiles offices in Longview, Woodland, Ridgefield, Hazel Dell and East Vancouver also ran clinics, called “Doctor with a Heart” Friday.


Free Dental Service Offered Saturday

CLEVELAND — The public could receive free dental services at The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The clinic, located at 12201 Euclid Ave., teamed up with MedWorks to offer the dental services. The dental services were restricted to extractions only.


Plantation children get free dental care

The Planters’ Association of Ceylon said last week that an islandwide programme has been launched to provide free dental treatment for families living in Regional Plantation Company (RPC) estates.

The programme on ‘Improving Dental Hygiene of Children and Adults in the Estate Sector,’ focuses mainly on children and is implemented by the Plantation Human Development Trust (PHDT). Developed by Dr. V. Vijayakumaran, the Head of the Paediatric Dentistry at the Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya.


Free dental treatment: Gaston students take unusual field trip

More than 40 Gaston County school children took an unusual field trip Friday. Elementary school children from multiple schools made trips to the dentist for Give a Kid a Smile day.

The national program is conducted once a year in Gaston County. Some patients received dental care for the first time while others went in for more extensive procedures.


Rotary Smiles treats teeth for free

ELIZABETHTOWN — A new program to bring free dental care to third-graders without access to it wrapped up Friday.

Rotary Smiles treated about 80 Hardin County schoolchildren this month, said Rik Hawkins, first vice president of Noon Rotary. “It went very well.”

A yellow school bus on Friday sat outside Dr. Deborah Borden’s office as volunteers inside performed a variety of services, including cleaning, sealing, x-rays, and tooth extraction — “just about everything,” Borden said.

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.


Free “Dentistry From The Heart”

Hundreds of people in Ventura, Solvang and Santa Barbara headed to the dentist today, on a day when offices are normally closed.
The best part is all the dental work was done for free.

This is the sixth year the Johnson Family Dental clinics have hosted “Dentistry From The Heart.” All the dental chairs were full, all day long as dentists and hygienists went to work on dozens of patients.


People line up for free dental care

NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) – Mortenson Family Dental in New Albany, participated in a nationwide program called Dentistry from the Heart, which provides free dental examinations to those who do not have access to dental care or cannot afford it.

“Doing a lot of fillings and a lot of extractions,” said Dr. James Smith. Dr. Smith along with 70 other staff member volunteered their Saturday to help those in need.

In this economy, these necessary procedures can be costly. Dr. James Smith says it’s money saved for his patients. Over 100 patients showed up for Saturday’s event.


Kids’ free dental clinics get moving

Royal Oak Primary School students were among the first to get their pearly whites checked at one of two new mobile dental units earlier this month.

The Auckland District Health Board-funded vans are part of a $10.4 million revamp of the school dental service. The changes mean there will be 13 hub dental clinics at selected schools and a fleet of seven vans to replace clinics at each school.

Each mobile clinic is worth about $214,000. The vans are equipped to examine children’s teeth, take x-rays, and provide some preventative treatment. If children need more extensive repair work, they are sent to one of the hub clinics.