Free Dental Care Reports — Free Summer Dental Clinics. Pinellas County offering free dental exams for kids & teens. Street dental clinic needs free reno work. Free Clinic goes from 400 patients in 1995, to nearly 11,000 in 2009. 500 Receive Free Dental, Eye Treatment. Free health screenings for children.
Free Summer Dental Clinics
WSIL — Families across southern Illinois can benefit from free dental care offered by SIU Dental Hygiene students. Several free dental clinics are planned for this summer, focusing on preventive care. The program is available to children ages three to 18 years. State law requires oral exams before entering kindergarten, second and sixth grades.
• July 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 803 N. Robert Stalls Ave., Carbondale.
• July 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Boyton Street Community Center, 501 W. Boyton St, Marion.
• July 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Du Quoin Elementary/Middle School’s Summer Lunch Program, 945 E. Jackson St., Du Quoin.
• Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Murphysboro Youth and Recreation Center, 1818 W. Walnut St., Murphysboro.
Pinellas County offering free dental exams for kids & teens
St. Petersburg, Florida — The Pinellas County Health Department is helping get your children a brighter smile for the new year. The Health Department is offering free dental exams and x-rays for children between the ages of four and 18 who are new clients at any of its five dental clinics.
Street dental clinic needs free reno work
Dentists and hygienists have donated their time and equipment for the project that will operate one day a week for drop-ins and the city gave $35,000 from its social development grant program. City social planner John Horn just needs to get the word out to contractors, who may want to install proper electrical, plumbing, flooring and drywall for the 1,000-square-foot space.
Horn predicts the work would be worth about $50,000. There is no way the free dental clinic will open in the fall without companies donating their time.
Free Clinic goes from 400 patients in 1995, to nearly 11,000 in 2009
WOOSTER — The 501(c)3 nonprofit Viola Startzman Free Clinic is celebrating its 15th anniversary and the clinic already is looking toward an expansion of services.
But while the clinic has been a mainstay, it was not always the bustling medical center it is today.
500 Receive Free Dental, Eye Treatment
Gakenke — As part of the Army Week, Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) medics, Wednesday, completed the treatment of over 500 patients with dental and eye ailments in Gakenke District, Northern Province. “Many patients come here when the level of their teeth damage is beyond treatment and we resort to tooth removal because there is a problem of general lack of constant care for the teeth,” Capt. Karangwa said.
Free dental products for people giving up smoking
DENTISTS in Deal and Dover are offering free dental products to patients who complete the NHS stop smoking course. NHS Eastern and Coastal Kent’s Stop Smoking Service has teamed up with 10 dental practices, including Pennypot in Deal and Smile in Dover, to encourage people to stop smoking. Each year, more than 3,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed in the UK, alongside conditions including gum disease, tooth loss, staining, halitosis and hairy tongue.
A free way to healthier teeth
Seeing a dentist is often the first thing sacrificed when jobs are lost and health insurance has ended. Because the need for free dental care has grown since the economy has declined, Ridha has worked hard to add more volunteers to his staff of dentists and dental hygienists in the year he’s been at his post. And his efforts have paid off. The dental clinic was seeing 30 patients a week when he began as its director, and now it is seeing 140 patients a week.
Free health screenings for children and adults scheduled at First Presbyterian Church in Flint
FLINT, Michigan — Adults and children can receive free health screenings and hygiene kits during a health fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 9 at the First Presbyterian Church, 746 S. Saginaw St. Screenings for height, weight, vision, hearing, blood pressure, dental, skin cancer, asthma breathing and osteoporosis are scheduled to be available, as well as health education information and referrals for health care.