Oral Health for the Poor
Oral health is a silent epidemic affecting the most vulnerable citizens (poor children, elderly, and other minority groups) in the United States and some of them are not able to achieve basic health due to lack of insurance, cost, lack of access and transportation. We are mobilizing our resources to provide free dental clinics and need your help. We have already helped many, but are now committed to expanding what we already do. We are specifically raising funds for our start-up costs (legal, tax, equipment, etc.).
Here are a couple of our success stories.
Luis an 8-year-old boy came into our clinic with his mom, Carmen. Luis was in a lot of pain and not able to chew food. Mom was concerned about why Luis was in such a pain and when he was seen, the dentist noticed he had a lot of caries in his mouth. After x-rays, the dentist did an extraction and Luis felt better. Luis was able to go home and come back for a checkup the following week. When he came back with his mom, he was very thankful for the treatment and wanted to get his teeth fixed. After that traumatic visit, Luis was able to learn about oral care and visit the clinic regularly until his entire mouth was restored.
George was 68 years old and came to the dental clinic because he had a lesion in his lip. He didn't know what he had in his mouth but was concerned. The dentist took an x-ray and detected a large lesion which then got removed. George was very happy it wasn't anything too severe and that he did not have the lesion in his face anymore. His smile was precious..