Uninsured and Needy Receive Free Dental Work

Free Dental Work Reports — Free dental care at church in Wilmington. Dental clinic helps needy. Dentists donate work to those unable to pay. Free Health and Dental Care Clinic Has Helped Over 3,000 People. Foes claim move to shut dental clinics for poor. Mobile dental clinic helps those who can’t afford care.

Free dental care at church in Wilmington. Dental clinic helps needy

Several organizations joined efforts to help people who don’t have dental insurance get a checkup Friday.

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church on College Road is hosting the three day event that provides free dental cleanings, fillings and extractions to those in need.

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Local dentists are volunteering their time to help the less fortunate walk away with a sparkling smile. Missions of Mercy is a mobile dental clinic organized by the North Carolina Dental Society.

From cleanings to X-rays to fillings, the two-day clinic provides a variety of services. More than 300 volunteers including 55 dentists helped out today.

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Dentists donate work to those unable to pay

Talia Brown and Yvonnia Holmes of Crestview settled into lawn chairs at 1 a.m. Friday to wait seven hours for free dental work. “We weren’t the first in line,” said Brown, 29, who needed a filling. “At least 25 people were here.”

Advanced Dental Concepts in Pace joined Dentistry From The Heart, a national nonprofit organization, to improve people’s smiles for a second year. Last year, five dentists served 203 people.

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Free Health and Dental Care Clinic Has Helped Over 3,000 People

With the breaking news alerts, as some medical stations and medical chairs sat empty as patients waited, with hundreds of patients each day asked to return organizers of a massive free dental and medical clinic, at the Los Angels Memorial Sports Arena, the Vaisman Family scrambled this week to find volunteer doctors to treat thousands of needy patients.

Dr. Mehrdada Makhani, a dentist volunteering his time at the free dental and health clinic said, “Root canals are like over $1,500 worth of work, and the patients are very happy to get it”. He expects volunteer dentists will see about help them meet their goals , RAM , The Remote Area Medical , who served about 3,500 dental patients last year hopes to reach 5,00 patients by being more efficient this time around. RAM needs medical professionals to come and volunteer. All they need to do is come to the door and sow the license , so that they can use more dental assistants because it is really difficult for dentists to do their work without some help.

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Foes claim move to shut dental clinics for poor

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – About 15 protesters gathered Friday outside a meeting of the Alabama Dental Association to complain that the group is trying to shut down nonprofit clinics that treat needy children on Medicaid.

The protesters walked along the side of a Montgomery street that runs in front of the Montgomery Country Club, where the meeting was being held.

Members of the dental association have expressed concern about Sarrell Dental Center, which operates a fast-growing chain of eight dental clinics for low-income children across the state.

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Mobile dental clinic helps those who can’t afford care

Waiting hours in the first-come, first-serve line, Williams said he wasn’t in pain but only because he had been to a hospital emergency department a couple of weeks earlier where he got antibiotics and painkillers, but not a permanent fix.

Organizers of the two-day clinic hope to see more than 600 patients such as Williams before packing up the mobile operation bound for a dozen stops in the state this year. People seeking dental care, from cleanings to fillings, began lining up late Thursday afternoon in the hopes of seeing a dentist.

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