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Mobile dental clinic open house Friday
by Mollee Francisco
Feb 16, 2012 | 1009 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Love INC of Eastern Carver County will hold an open house for Mobile Dental from 7:30-9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 17 at Valley Free Evangelical Church (150 Engler Blvd).

The group is hoping to generate interest and sign up volunteers to bring the Mobile Dental Clinic to the area. They are seeking dentists and hygienists to perform dental work, as well as volunteers to assist with things like hospitality and child care.

The Mobile Dental program’s mission is to provide free or low-cost dental care to low-income and uninsured/underinsured chil-dren and adults. They have provided care for more than 176,000 patients since 1989. Last year, $7 million in free dental care was provided to more than 17,000 patients with the help of 300-plus community partners and the volunteer efforts of 900 dental professionals.

Mobile Dental has clinics in Oregon and Washington. They added a Minnesota program in 2011. Each clinic features custom-designed motor homes containing two dental operatories.

Volunteer dental professionals perform fillings and tooth extractions through the clinic.

Love INC is hoping to bring the Twin Cities Mobile Dental Clinic to the area four to six times per year. The Chaska Rotary Club has partnered with Love INC to raise funds to launch a local program.

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