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Volunteers needed for CDA Cares free dental clinic in Solano
February 6, 2019
The California Dental Association Foundation is recruiting volunteers for its CDA Cares dental event March 8-9 at the Solano County Fairgrounds. 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 help escort patients, translate/interpret, dispense medication, set up and tear down the clinic, register patients and volunteers, conduct exit interviews, enter data and provide oral health education.
The main goal of the clinic is to relieve pain and eliminate infection by providing cleanings, fillings, extractions and oral health education to about 1,950 people during the two-day event.
To date, the CDA Foundation and CDA have hosted 14 clinics that provided $22.35 million in dental care to more than 27,000 people thanks to the generosity of volunteers and support from the community.
Volunteers are needed in shifts during the following times:
- Thursday, March 7: Clinic setup from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Friday, March 8: Dental clinic from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, March 9: Dental clinic from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. (including clinic breakdown)
Volunteers can sign up for one six-hour shift or multiple shifts per day. Help make CDA Cares Solano a success! To learn how you can get involved and to register, go to www.cdafoundation.org/Solano