ONE–DAY FREE DENTAL CLINIC ON FRIDAY AUGUST 18TH IN COLUMBIA, SC
800+ Adults Expected to Receive Free Dental Services
WHO: Between 800 and 1,000 South Carolinians, ages 18 and older; as well as hundreds of dental professionals, dental students and volunteers
WHAT: Dental Access Day, a day-long dental clinic hosted by the South Carolina Dental Association that provides individuals in need with critical access to free dental care
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 18, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: SC State Fairgrounds, Goodman and Cantey Buildings
1200 Rosewood Dr, Columbia, SC 29201 (Patients MUST enter Gate 6)
IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR THIS YEAR’S FREE DENTAL CLINIC:
- DENTURES ARE NOT IN THE SCOPE OF SERVICES
- ONLY ADULTS ARE SEEN AT THE CLINIC
SIGNIFICANCE: Teeth that haven’t been professionally cleaned in years, people in pain and mouths with cavities, decay and infections – These are just a few of the many realities volunteer dental professionals will face on August 18th at a free dental clinic hosted by the South Carolina Dental Association (SCDA). From 6:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. that day, upwards of 800 South Carolinians, ages 18 and older, will be X-rayed and triaged to determine the type of care needed most. From there, individuals will either receive a professional cleaning, extractions or restorative care.
Those who receive care will also be given helpful tips for establishing and maintaining a healthy mouth, along with complementary dental supplies, including toothpaste, a toothbrush and dental floss.
Care will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and registration will close when the clinic reaches its maximum capacity.
The South Carolina Dental Association’s Dental Access Day is made possible thanks to the hundreds of dental professionals, students and volunteers who are selflessly lending their time and talents to local residents in need.
Through the generosity of the sponsors below, the 2017 free dental clinic will provide thousands of dollars in dental services:3M ESPE – Atlanta Dental Supply – Benco – Chick-fil-A – Colgate – Crest – Crosstex – Delta Dental of South Carolina – DiPrato’s – GC America – Henry Schein Dental Supply – Hood Construction – Hu-Friedy – Kerr Dental – Kuraray Dental – McCraw Corporation – Microcopy – MUSC – Patterson Dental Supply – Septodont – Sherer Dental Lab – Sonic – South Carolina Dental Association – South Carolina State Fair – Starbucks – Tucker Oil – Whole Foods – Zaxby’s
The SCDA has provided over 12,000 people with $6.8 million in free services since Dental Access Days launched in 2009.
To learn more, call the SCDA at 803.750.2277, visit www.scda.org, find them on Facebook @SC Dental, or follow them on Twitter @SCDentalAssoc.
ONSITE: The clinic floor provides excellent photos/footage opportunities. Adults receiving care and event officials will be available to speak to the very tangible and transformational impact of this day-long clinic.
Welcome to the South Carolina Dental Association!
The South Carolina Dental Association represents member dentists in order to promote and provide optimal oral health care to all citizens of the state of South Carolina by serving as an advocate to advance the profession of dentistry.
The SCDA has over 2,000 member dentists in South Carolina. We are the leader in the promotion of oral health care excellence and the advancement of the profession of dentistry in South Carolina.
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Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30
120 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210
Toll Free in SC: 800-327-2598