Free Dental Services for Low-Income Report, March 8, 2010
Dental Program will provide free tooth sealant for uninsured children. Hundreds of people waited hours, and some waited overnight to get free medical care. The program provides free dental care to survivors of domestic violence, through an application process.
Low-income free dental clinic to open in Whitby
DURHAM — Thousands of children could have something to smile about under a new provincial program. A new dental program will target the approximately 11,400 low-income children and youth in Durham Region.
The Region is receiving $500,000 in start-up funding from the ministry of health to set up the program. However, Durham won’t go ahead with the initiative until it receives written confirmation from the ministry that it will provide all operating costs.
Free tooth sealant for uninsured children
The Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership Children’s Dental Program will provide free tooth sealant for uninsured children ages 6 to 14 on March 20.
Dr. Jerry Gordon of Dental Comfort Zone at 2734 Street Road in Bensalem will perform the process, which involves placing a thin plastic coating applied to the biting surfaces of permanent molars. The coating helps prevent tooth decay.
Hundreds Line Up for Free Healthcare
Buena Vista, VA – Hundreds of people waited hours, and some waited overnight to get free medical and dental care at the Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista. The non-profit organization, Remote Area Medical worked with volunteers to offer free dental procedures, vision care, and general health.
Doctors and medical professionals volunteer their time and services. It’s the first time the organization has made a stop in Buena Vista, and they served more than 700 people this weekend. Volunteers say this is why our country needs more access to health care.
Middletown Free Dental Care Offered Friday And Saturday
The Connecticut Mission of Mercy, which offers free dental care, will offer its services in Middletown on Friday and Saturday, according to The Courant.
The clinics will at the Aetna building on Industrial Park Road starting at 8 a.m., with about 1,000 volunteers expected.
Dentist gives free care for victims
Pam Isaacs, program coordinator for the Family Service Association domestic violence shelter, said one of her clients faced that issue — she was trying to get back on her feet and become self-sufficient, but was self-conscious about her teeth, which needed serious dental care. The woman had no dental insurance, and it seemed there was no way she could have the work done to fix it.
Then, she talked to Jessica Hewitt, team leader at Be Gentle Cosmetic & Family Denistry in Kokomo, and learned that dentist Dr. Edward Mamaril participates in the Give Back a Smile program, from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. The program provides free dental care to survivors of domestic violence, through an application process.
Students get free dental treatment
Roseville High School will be having their third screening for all students who do not have dental insurance. During the screenings, the dentists look for things such as teeth decay and for the last screening, students will be receiving depth treatment.
Local dentists volunteer to provide dental care for students who need it. According to Edgerton, the dentists will be doing things such as root canals and tooth extractions at no cost.
Free health and dental services for children
Lake Regional Health System annual Children’s Health Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 20, Stone Crest Mall, Osage Beach. Free dental screenings will be available for children of all ages. Health care professionals will check vital signs, height and weight. Free amblyopia (lazy eye) and vision screenings will be provided by the Lion’s Eye Tissue Bank and Lensmart. Free; registration is not required. Call 573-348-8222 or visit lakeregional.com.
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