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Dentistry from the Heart announces free dentistry events throughout the country in 2012.
You may use the practitioner's website for more information.
To check the event schedule go to the Dentistry from the Heart website.
Remember: If you go to an event like this, take along a pen and a card or paper (nothing fancy required) so that you can express heart-felt appreciation for the person that is working for free. I can't say how many times I have heard dental professionals say they continue to provide care for those in need because they felt appreciated.
The Missions of Mercy program of the NC Dental Society holds several free dental clinic events throughout the year. In these clinics cleanings, x-rays, fillings, extractions and some denture repair (when available). Here are a few dates that recently posted:
Jan 20 - 21 New Bern Garber Ministry Center 4201 Country Club Road New Bern, NC 28562
March 16 - 17 New London Highland Baptist Church 106 Highland Dr New London NC 28127
March 23 - 24 Rockingham County Reidsville Christian Church 2020 South Park Drive Reidsville, NC 27320
You can go to their site to see the full schedule, updates, new events and FAQs about events.
If you attend one of these events, provide some heart-felt sentiment to all of the volunteers. This is a tough way to provide dental services and is very demanding on providers. If they feel appreciated, they will want to do it again.
Raleigh, NC Free Dental Clinic Event RBC Center Raleigh August 12 & 13 2011
The NC Dental Society, through the Missions of Mercy program will host a FREE dental clinic event at The RBC Center 1400 Edwards Mill Rd Raleigh NC 27607. A few tips:
•Arrive early. Some people arrive the night before the event. There are many, many people in need. The first day is best. If you are turned away on the last day then that is your last option. If you are turned away the first day, you can come back.
•Bring something to drink and eat, it's going to be a long day. Food in your teeth is the least of anyone's worries and the last thing you need is to get grumpy or have your sugar low in this situation.
•Develop relationships with those around you. I have seen some of the most beautiful things happen in those long lines. Beside don't we all need to encourage and be encouraged?
•Please give the people that help you heart-felt thanks. They are giving themselves for you. Sure some may have other motives, but for the most part it is doing work for free in the toughest situations followed by painful recovery. It is much easier to get volunteers when they spread the news about what a good experience it was.
•Take your medicine. If you usually take medicine, don't skip today unless your doctor tells you so. For example, if you skip your blood pressure medicine and it is too high, you can't be treated.
•Ask questions and get further direction. The greatest thing I've done about my oral health is learn what makes me healthy. Ask your professional for advice. There is no way to serve all needs in these events, so you'll need follow-up care.
FREE DENTAL CLINIC EVENTS THROUGHOUT NORTH CAROLINA
Free dental clinic events in NC. Events are held on Friday and Saturday. You should arrive as early in the morning as possible as services are first come, first serve. It is a good idea to bring something to eat and a book or other activity. Please take your medications as scheduled unless you have been advised differently by you doctor.
North Carolina dentists are making a difference in many ways to provide care to those in need. The NC Dental Society provides free events here. To learn more about what dentistry is doing to become a part of the solution in oral health care visit NCMPACT .
You have been through a lot and got the help you needed with hard work on your part then to lose 100 pounds that is something to be proud of. Now you can begin to live the life you want to live and you were meant to live.
As for dental you can check here to see if there is a free dental clinic near you at this link
And my blog has more information here
Wishing you better times
My whole life I have felt ugly. I rarely smiled, and had very little self-esteem. Partly because I thought I was so ugly that no man would want me, I was in a relationship with a man who abused me until I escaped and went to a domestic violence shelter. With the help of counselors, therapists and a psychiatrist I was able to get into school and get a degree and to lose over 100 pounds. But while I have started to gain self esteem and confidence, but still have trouble with this.
I have always dreamed of having a pretty smile and to have my teeth fixed, but I am unable to financially afford cosmetic dental work, even though I don’t know if I would need much work. I know that there are two dental schools in NYC, but still they are expensive for me. I don’t know if my whole life would change suddenly if I could get cosmetic dental work, but I desperately wish I could just feel comfortable being able to smile, and I think it would help my self-esteem so much. Thank you so much for your help and for listening. April
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here is a good link to all the dental school dental clinics for free or low cost dental treatment:
450+ patients provided with over $170,000 in treatment!!!
There will be a free dental clinic held in Sparta, NC on June 12 & 13.
- NC Missions of Mercy has a FAQ page to answer questions about qualifications.
- For directions, use the schedule page at NC Missions of Mercy and click the location.
- For tips on attending a free clinic event, email me via the contact page at NC MPACT.
- Dental professionals licensed in other states may volunteer under their home license. To sign up to volunteer, go to the NC Missions of Mercy sign up page.
Services provided: cleanings, fillings, extractions, necessary x-rays
Friday, May 1st & Saturday, May 2nd 6 am to 5 pm, but come early; first come, first served.
Free dental clinic this weekend in Wilmington NC. Extractions, fillings, cleanings and necessary x-rays will be provided.
Clicking on the location will get you directions.
The Arkansas Missions of Mercy is holding a free weekend clinic May 8 and 9, 2009 at the Convention Center in Springdale.
The clinic is free to all who come and works on a first-come, first-served basis.
Find more information at http://www.dental-asda.org/asdaweb_007.htm
For all of you that are having dental problems and seeking help, I want you to understand a few things.
First, be encouraged! You can get the help you need, but it will take some doing. Anything less than outright determination will not get you what you need.
Dentistry is very expensive. I'm not just talking about the patient's expense, I'm talking about the doctor's expense. Please understand that cost of dentistry is one that is felt by doctor and patient alike.
Last, you'll need to be determined. Yes, I said this before, but you must understand the need for determination in getting the dental care you seek.
Go to the If you need help page at NC MPACT to get you started in a direction.
Cassie, dental hygienist
I am frequently asked how to get help for unmet dental needs. First, I would like everyone to know that this is the very reason I became involved with dentistry. I was a patient in pain with limited resources, but more significantly, I lacked education. I invite all of you to ask questions about dental care and here are a few tips for getting the care you need.
- Contact your local community colleges to determine if they have a dental hygiene school. Dental Hygiene School's can provide many services and resources to get you back to health.
- Locate your state's dental schools. If you have one within a reasonable distance, you can find the help you need for 50% or less than regular dental fees.
- Contact your state's dental society. The state dental society is an organization for dentists, but can frequently give guidance to those seeking help. Some state organizations specifically provide information for those in need.
- Other great resources for finding free and low-cost dental care are local health departments and social services.
Whatever you do, stay encouraged and keep trying. It will take perseverance, but your health is worth it. Feel free to email any questions you have on your search.
I'm a dental hygienist in North Carolina that was once a patient in desparate need of help. The desparation I lived in is what compelled me to become a hygienist and continues to motivate me to dental school. I want you to know I understand exactly how you feel and I want to help.
Go to www.ncmpact.com You'll find information on how to get help, how to pay for dentistry and resources to get you in the right direction. The If you need help page is a good starter.
Once you have spent some time on the site, feel free to contact me with other questions or to help you along in the process.
Whatever your situation, Be Encouraged!