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October 28-29, 2016
Crown Center Arena
1960 Coliseum Drive
Fayetteville, NC, 28306
December 2-3, 2016
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College St.
Volunteers Click Here to Register
Lab will be present at all clinic locations unless noted under the listed clinic date.
*Services that Lab Techs are able to perform are Denture Repair or Create/Repair Partials* Partials are replacing front teeth only. We are not offering complete dentures at this time.
Link to FAQs: http://www.ncdental.org/f...
Link for volunteers: http://www.ncdental.org/m...
For more information, you can go to the official site (http://www.nightanddayden...) or give them a call:
Night and Day Dental of Raleigh, North Carolina is located across from WakeMed Hospital on New Bern Ave. (919) 783 5677
Night and Day Dental of Durham, North Carolina is located at 3500 North Duke Street. (984) 439 1685
Night and Day Dental accepts most insurance including Medicaid and provides an in-house discount plan for patients without dental insurance.
Gastonia, NC (L)
3100 Bethlehem Church St.
Gastonia, NC 28056
For more information, go to: http://www.ncdental.org/m...
Greensboro, NC (L)
1921 W. Lee St.
Greensboro, NC 27403
For more information:http://www.ncdental.org/m...
Events are held throughout the United States year round.
Events for a single month are too numerous to mention here, but if you go to the site you will see all events.
FREE Dental Clinic Events in November 2012
November 16 & 17 2012
Greensboro Coliseum Annex A
Special Events Ctr. 1921 West Lee St.
Greensboro, NC 27403
For more information, visit:
November 3 & 4 2012
Pickett County K-8
1016 Woodlawn Drive
Byrdstown, TN 38549
This event will has free dental, medical and vision.
For more information, visit:
Here are some details from RAM:
September 8-9, 2012
Southwestern High School
1765 Wtlo Road
Somerset, KY 42503
Dental - Cleanings, fillings, extractions
Vision - Free Eye Exam & Free Eyeglasses (as time & supplies permit)
Medical - General Medical, Women's Health
Be sure to arrive early. The clinic opens at 6:00 AM, and patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Lines can be long and start early in the morning. Numbers will be given out around 3:00 AM each day prior to the clinic opening. For the best chance of being seen, plan to arrive by 3:00 AM on the day you wish to receive treatment . Be prepared for the weather and bring snacks. Once registered, be prepared for long waits before being seen by a doctor.
Another NC Dental Society sponsored MOM Free Dental Clinic Event
Fillings, cleanings, extrations and x-rays.
September 21 & 22 2012
3100 Bethlehem Church St.
Gastonia, NC 28056
TIPS: Arrive early, prepare to be patient, and show gratitude to your volunteer provider.
You and I agree on your innovative solution to eliminating much of the expense in healthcare, especially dentistry. As a matter of fact, it is included in the MPACT position paper.
However, as you well know, you are ahead of your time. While it would be wonderful if we could change the way the economics of our profession operates, there are many many politics involved. Please post professionals that provide your solution for others to see.
This was simply a stepping stone in addressing access to dental health care.
August 10-11, 2012
A-B Technical Community College
340 Victoria Rd.
Asheville, NC 28801
Common services provided includes extractions, fillings, cleanings and panoramic x-rays.
Don't forget to show your appreciation at these events since this motivates the professionals to volunteer again in future events.
GO EARLY! Not only does it increase your chances of being seen, you are in the first group of patients getting treatment.
Bring something to do, eat and drink. No matter how you look at it, there will be a waiting period. It is the nature of these type events. While you will likely meet new people and be distracted in some communication, it helps if you prepare yourself for the wait. Otherwise, it can be very tense to sit among many hungry, thirsty, tired people.
Cassandra Minor, RDH, BSDH
Making access to dental care a reality for all.
The North Carolina Dental Society and its members will hold two free dental clinic events in NC in July. Cleanings, fillings and extractions are most common. Exams are performed and x-rays are taken to make treatment decisions. The Cullowhee clinic will have a lab tech on site for some prosthetics and repairs (for example denture repair) as available. For more information, go to the NC Dental Society Program site.
July 13-14 Cullowhee NC
Liston B Ramsey Regional Ctr. Western Carolina University
92 Catamount Rd.
Cullowhee, NC 28723
July 27-28 Hickory NC
Hickory Metro Convention Center
1630 13th Ave. Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602
WHAT DO YOU THINK? Should there be emergency dental help available?
How to over $300 in dentistry for about $20 bucks
When you are going to the dentist for treatment, some of the upfront cost can be avoided by using alternatives.
In order for you to receive the care you need, you will have to have x-rays.
- A single x-ray runs about $20,
- a set of bitewings (4 molar view) about $55,
- a full mouth x-ray about $160 and
- a panoramic x-ray $150.
A dental exam is about $65, but some office have a visit fee of about $150 that covers the exam. If your gums are very healthy, a cleaning will cost about $60. However, if you require periodontal treatment, the cost is significantly higher, at about $1300 for full treatment. A dentist office charges roughly $20 for fluoride treatment. All of these services are available at dental hygiene schools and unlike dental schools, they are plentiful. You can expect to pay about $20, which covers any of the above treatments. Plus, other services are likely available. You can go to the education page of the American Dental Hygienist Association and find a list of schools around the country. Many of the schools may house other programs in which provide other dental treatment.
Many people fret tax season since it usually means writing a fat check to the IRS. However, this is one break that poorer people get. The lowest income brackets qualify for refundable credits that could mean a sizable refund in the early part of the year. While some write a check for thousands, others receive refunds for thousands.
Could this pay for your dentistry? Yes. Sure you have other needs......the money is fairly spent before you get it. But think. When else might you have the lump sum you need to rid of the nightmare of dental disease.
Did you know?
You can receive your tax refund very quickly (in less than 3 weeks) without paying outrageous fees? The IRS offers free electronic filing with forms online. Some online tax services, like Turbotax, provide services for free for certain income brackets.
Have you been paid for services that are "under the table" (a phrase I hate----it means 'it seems like I am doing you a favor, but I am cheating you out of up to 7.65% of your income')? Doing contract work in which you are paid a specific dollar amount for working is taxable. When you file (using self-employment forms--Sch SE and Sch C), you will pay the full amount of your social security and medicare taxes (known as FICA). However, if you are in lower income brackets, you will offset this with credits. Not only do you likely receive a refund, you get your future benefits paid.
Tax credits aren't just for people with kids....poor people without children can receive Earned Income Credit and there are refundable credits for students.
Taxes get a bad rap. It is important that members of society pay in to support this country.....it is expensive to be America. For poorer Americans, it means a refund because they tried.
Get busy and file those taxes. And if you dental care, now is the time. MPACT helps people get the dental care they need. If you need low cost or reduced fee dentistry to help you stretch your tax refund, use the contact page and we will assign you a dental health mentor to put you in the right direction. If you have questions about filing your taxes and receiving your refund, ask them here for others to see.
Since I never want my motives to be questioned as it pertains to my desire to help people, I don't usually refer to dentists or offices unless they specifically work with MPACT to meet those needs.
However, after pondering the point, I want those of you in SC (Florence) to know you have some very affordable dentistry nearby. It should be noted that this is a genuine recommendation and I am not being compensated by this office in any way. The Sexton Dental Clinic offers substantially lower fees than are customary.
Here is a link to the price list. To give you an idea of a few things that had me smiling:
- Complete upper and lower denture (with extractions) $180
- Exams $20
- Simple extraction is $39/tooth ot $18/tooth with denture purchase.
- One day crowns (caps) $500 (usually $1000)
I venture to say that those in Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina would find a trip to Florence, SC to be well worth it.
Remember, if you are having trouble getting your dental needs met, there are volunteers at MPACT that will coach you along the way and advocate for you when necessarily.