For many individuals living on small incomes or without dental insurance, dental care is a luxury that they cannot afford. Many go for years, sometimes even decades without seeing a dentist. In communities with a significant impoverished population, individuals (primarily the working poor, the elderly, the disabled, or the uninsured) are often left without any dental care, and face extreme pain, discomfort, and embarrassment.
Connecticut Mission of Mercy is a multi-day dental clinic open to the public. Dental services will be provided to anyone (children, adults and the elderly) who is without dental insurance and in a low-income situation. Patients will be screened and treated based on their most urgent dental needs. Most importantly, all treatments and services are completely free. Services will be provided by volunteer dentists, U Conn dental students dental hygienists and dental assistants. All services will be on a first come, first serve basis. No appointments.
Slide show courtesy of Connecticut State Dental Association
Cleanings, Fillings, and Extractions.
WHEN: April 17th-18th, 2009 (Volunteer opportunities available April 16th-19th)
WHERE: New Haven Public Field House (James Hillhouse High School) 480 Sherman Parkway, New Haven, CT.
Volunteer Registration is now CLOSED.
For questions or additional information, please contact Cecily Jones, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (203) 705-0627.