Free Adult Dental Care Day set for Saturday
By Courtney Parker
Correspondent | May 03,2013
Local dentists and dental professionals are volunteering their time and resources Saturday for the annual Free Adult Dental Care Day.
Rutland County residents over the age of 18 who do not have medical or dental insurance and are unable to pay for needed dental health care will be eligible to receive free dental procedures during the event.
Focusing on urgent dental needs, Free Adult Dental Care Day procedures will include restorative work, broken teeth, extractions and fillings with a limited number of cleanings. The event is part of an effort to provide quality dental care throughout the state.
“Dental care is very important for everyone,” said United Way of Rutland County Executive Director Traci Moore.
Moore said Rutland County is fortunate to have a significant amount of dental professionals in the area who truly care about the oral health care of community members.
“They recognize the great need and make sure that our communities are taken care of,” she said.
Registration will begin at 7 a.m. at Grace Congregational Church. To qualify for care, residents should bring a Vermont-issued form of identification, proof of income and a list of medical conditions.
Upon check-in and evaluation, participants will be directed to one of the participating dental offices for completion of care where they will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis for the duration of the event.
“Dental care is a very important part of one’s overall health,” said Dr. Judi Fisch of Heaton & Fisch Dental Associates. “This annual, statewide effort by dentists, assistants, and hygienists is designed to help all Vermonters access quality dental care and support a healthy lifestyle.”
Sponsors of this event include the Rutland Free Clinic, the Vermont State Dental Society, the Vermont Hygiene Association and the United Way of Rutland County.
For more information, contact the United Way of Rutland County at 773-7477, or the Rutland Free Clinic at 775-1360.