Monday, Sep 17, 2018
Calling dental volunteers!
Register today for CDA Cares Modesto – Oct 26-27
After six years and 13 clinics, CDA Cares, the CDA Foundation’s volunteer dental program, returns to Modesto — site of the inaugural clinic in spring 2012.
Registration for the Oct. 26-27 clinic at the Modesto Centre Plaza is now open, and the Foundation is seeking volunteer dentists, including oral surgeons, periodontists and pedodontists, to help ensure the event meets its goal: to provide dental services at no charge to individuals while educating the public and policymakers about the importance of good oral health and the need for an adequately funded dental safety net. Hygienists, dental assistants and lab technicians are also needed, as are community volunteers who can serve as patient interpreters and guides and help with registration, data entry and more.
CDA Cares clinics allow dentists to provide volunteer care outside of their offices, in their communities, with well-designed portable operatories and high-quality equipment and supplies. Services include fillings, extractions, cleanings, limited root canals, oral health education, a limited number of full and partial dentures and assistance in finding a dental home.
Approximately 1,950 people receive dental care at each CDA Cares clinic.
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Reprinted with permission from California Dental Association
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