Sacramento County is providing $10,000 to support the CDA Cares event that will provide dental care at no cost to the public. The event will be presented by the California Dental Association (CDA) on March 27-28 at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds, Building D.
“This event hosts dozens of dental professionals and community volunteers who together provide dental and oral health services to individuals in our community who need it most,” said Supervisor Phil Serna, Chair of the Board of Supervisors. “Many of these services are critical to relieving patients’ immediate pain and suffering which can dramatically improve their overall quality of life and employability.”
The two-day dental event will provide:
Cleanings, fillings, extractions
On a limited basis - root canals, stayplates (temporary partial dentures) and dentures
Resources for ongoing dental care in the community
Oral health education
The CDA Foundation hosts CDA Cares to provide dental care at no charge to Californians who have difficulty accessing dental care, including uninsured, underinsured, unemployed adults and children, and others who are in need of oral health care. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No identification is required.
Doors to the event open at 5:30 a.m. and patients will be seen on a first come, first served basis. No appointments are necessary and parking will be free. There will be 100 chairs available for services and the goal is to serve 2,000 people during the two days. Interpreters will be available.
Call for Volunteers!
To help provide oral health care services at no charge to the large number of expected patients, the CDA Foundation needs volunteer dentists, including oral surgeons, as well as dental hygienists, assistants, dental lab technicians, physicians, nurses and pharmacists. Additionally, community volunteers are needed to assist with registration, clinic setup and teardown, data entry, escorting patients, interpreting and more.
To volunteer or for more information, visit http://www.cdafoundation.org/cda-cares/sacramento or call 877.516.8854.