Thursday, Apr 30, 2020
To protect the health of volunteers and patients, CDA Cares Long Beach, which was scheduled for July 17-18, 2020, has been indefinitely postponed until public health officials deem it is safe to reschedule. The CDA Foundation’s dentist-led board is pursuing new ways to support the oral health of all Californians during this time. Stay connected to our CDA Cares Facebook group and watch for email updates. Learn about other ways CDA is helping the profession respond during the COVID-19 pandemic at cda.org/covid19.
CDA Cares, a two-day free dental clinic is coming to Long Beach July 17-18, 2020 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Harbor Dental Society and the Harbor Dental Society Foundation are thankful, grateful, and excited to see the major commitment and generosity from our own member dentists and with our valued counterpart California Dental Societies and Foundations along with the key public sector supporters including the Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn as a flagship sponsor, Councilman Darryl Supernaw of the 4th District of the City of Long Beach along with the business and their foundation community charitable grants to help put on the CDA Cares Long Beach.
n to help the under-served public receive oral healthcare treatment and preventative oral healthcare education that is desperately needed in the community. to call upon Harbor member-dentists and their valued dental teams along with other Dental Societies throughout California to volunteer and donate to make a positive impact on the children, unemployed, underprivileged families, homeless, veterans and others who don't have access or have barriers to receive dental care treatments. This is where commitment and collaboration brings the community together to make a real difference. Thank you in advance to all of the generous volunteer dentists, oral surgeons, dental hygienists, dental assistants and lab technicians and community volunteers who will be coming out to deliver smiles that make a lifelong positive impact.
There is only one CDA Cares dental clinic in 2020 and it will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center. Strong support is coming from the Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn as the flagship sponsor along with Councilman Darryl Supernaw of the 4th District, City of Long Beach and California State Senator Lena Gonzalez and Assemblyman Patrick O'Donnell to give support of the dental community and the business community to come together to help at a local community level to bridge the gap of those who are in desperate need of oral healthcare prevention treatment, We are starting the new decade on a positive pathway, delivering smiles through oral healthcare education and oral healthcare treatments to those in need in the community. The event will take place at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.
General dentists, oral surgeons and dental professionals, including dental hygienists, dental assistants and lab technicians, are needed to provide services to the under-served public who experience barriers to care. Please consider signing up to volunteer by registering today. Services include extractions, fillings, cleanings, oral health education and a limited number of root canals, dentures and partial dentures.
Community volunteers who can help guide patients throughout the clinic and assist with language translation are also needed.
“Our team is determined to make CDA Cares Long Beach a memorable event for our city,” says longtime CDA Cares volunteer Gary Glasband, DDS, who practices in Long Beach and is serving as the local arrangements committee chair for the July clinic. “With your help, we can serve the needs of nearly 2,000 people and positively impact the dental health of this community for years to come.”
More information about the Long Beach clinic is available in the volunteer FAQ. Readers can also visit the Foundation webpage to learn more about the CDA Cares clinic philosophy and treatment approach.