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CDA Cares — Fresno, CA — October 2-3, 2015

Published on April 28, 2015

CDA Cares Volunteer Dental Program

CDA Cares 2An estimated 10 million Californians experience barriers to dental care. The California Dental Association Foundation and CDA host CDA Cares, a program that allows volunteer dentists, with the assistance of other dental professionals and community volunteers, to provide dental services at no charge to more than 2,000 patients at each event.

Through CDA Cares, efforts to educate the public and policymakers about the importance of good oral health and the need for an adequately funded dental safety net are having an impact. Adult Denti-Cal benefits eliminated by the state in 2009 were partially restored in 2014, however, the program remains chronically underfunded and leaves many, including the working poor, without access to care.

How You Can Help

To help provide oral health care services to the large number of expected patients, we need volunteer dental and health professionals including general dentists, oral surgeons, dental hygienists, assistants, lab technicians, nurses and pharmacists.

Additionally, community volunteers are needed to assist with registration, clinic setup, data entry, escorting patients, translating, and much more.

Patients will receive extractions, fillings, cleanings, oral health education and assistance in finding a dentist for follow-up care.

Community Impact

CDA Cares exemplifies the best of our community in action. Together, with the goal of relieving pain and infection, we’re impacting lives, restoring dignity and creating smiles.

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Volunteer Information

We need volunteer dental and health professionals including general dentists, oral surgeons, dental hygienists, assistants, lab technicians, nurses and pharmacists. In addition, community volunteers are needed to assist with registration, clinic setup, data entry, escorting patients, translating, and much more.

Patient Information

Services offered include cleanings, fillings, extractions, stayplates (temporary partial dentures), dentures, oral health education and assistance in finding a dentist for ongoing care. Clinic doors will open at 5 a.m. each day so that treatment can begin at 6:30 a.m.

Sponsor Information

The CDA Foundation offers a number of opportunities to support CDA Cares and your gift, at any level, will change lives.

Contact

877.516.8854

Robyn Alongi
Manager of Volunteer Programs & Community Outreach
916.554.5305

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