Dental care is either unavailable or an unaffordable luxury for many adults living in South Carolina. It is common to find residents with severe pain, discomfort, and embarrassment due to poor oral health. In order to address access to care for many indigent South Carolinians, the South Carolina Dental Association is planning to launch a dental access initiative, DAD, which will primarily focus on adults with the majority of care being extractions and restorative work. We estimate we’ll need $25,000-$50,000 and at least 100 dental volunteers to stage our project.
Thank you to all of our volunteers and sponsors for our 2013 Dental Access Days in North Charleston. We saw over 1,500 patients and gave away over $800,000 in care. Our 2014 Dental Access Days project will be held in Rock Hill, SC August 8-9, 2014.
Dentist, assistants and hygienist please click here to fill out the 2014 DAD volunteer form.
Watch videos from past projects on our YouTube channel.