Title















Site Registration | FInd a Copy | Event Calendar | Site Map | Search the Site
The Voice of the Black Community

News

Free clinicís goal: Improve dental health
Volunteers needed for weekend of treatment
 
Published Thursday, December 6, 2012 9:00 am
by Herbert L. White

Dental professionals from the Carolinas are improving smiles with a marathon clinic.


N.C. Missions of Mercy-Charlotte is hosting a free clinic for low-income clients Dec. 7-8 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The nonprofit is looking for volunteers to set up equipment at 80 mobile stations on Dec. 6 from 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m. shifts Dec. 7-8 and breaking down equipment clinicís end. Translators, especially Spanish speakers, are also needed.


Clinic organizers expect more than 2,000 patients to receive treatment over the 30-hour session, which would roughly equal last yearís results. More than 1,300 volunteers provided their time and services and over $1 million of free care was performed.


To sign up for the specific hours and/or days needed above, call Michael Stout at (704) 332-7737.


Volunteers will be needed to set up registration, blood pressure screening, X-ray and triage stations. Dentists will provide cleanings, extractions, fillings, root canals and partials for front teeth. Patients must be at least 18 years old with income less than the 200 percent of the federal poverty level.


Monetary donations can be made by sending a check made payable to the Charlotte Regional Dental Health Foundation and sent to NCMOM- Charlotte Project, 497 North Wendover Road, Charlotte, NC 28211-1064.


On the Net:
www.ncmom-charlotte.com

Comments

Leave a Comment


Send this page to a friend

Tbdress Men's Outerwears Up to 80% OFF, Buy Now!

Upcoming Events

read all
8

The Solar System: A Journey of Exploration

Journey across the Solar System to explore the

9

Free Tuesday @ Schiele Museum

Enjoy exhibits and programs at the Schiele Museum

10

Titanoboa: Monster Snake @ Schiele Museum

From deep underground in a Colombian coal mine,

Latest News

read all

Charlotte Hornets inch closer to full strength and elusive .500 record

Charlotte healthiest since preseason drills

Fat kids a major national concern

Little exercise, poor diet culprits

Let it hang out at Cupidís Undies Run

Proceeds go to rare disease cure