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Free classes: My favorite MOOC is edx.org, started by Harvard and MIT in 2012. Whether you take a single

My favorite MOOC is edx.org, started by Harvard and MIT in 2012. Whether you take a single course or series, it is time well spent. Formerly only available on campus of these highly revered schools, almost all courses are offered FREE.
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Need Dental Help: Dentistry from the Heart is a collaborative membership of dentists and other dental

Dentistry from the Heart is a collaborative membership of dentists and other dental professionals that provide free dental services within their practices for those in need. You can visit their calendar to find an event near you: http://dentistryfromthehe...

THIS IS FROM THE SITES FAQs:

How can I receive treatment at a Dentistry From The Heart event?
All that is required for treatment at a Dentistry From The Heart event is being 18 years old. Arriving early for a Dentistry From The Heart event is recommended.


Where can I find a Dentistry From The Heart event in my area?
Dentistry From The Heart has events happening year round in 50 states and Canada. We are constantly adding new events to the online event calendar. One’s ability to attend is based upon your proximity to one of the events listed. You may visit our events page at http://www.dentistryfromt... to find an event near you. Our schedule is constantly being updated. So, if you do not find a nearby event, you may wish to check schedule periodically.


Can my children receive free dental care from Dentistry From The Heart?
Dentistry From The Heart members provide free dental care services for adults 18+. Give Kids a Smile, another national dental nonprofit, provides children 18 and under with free dental care during the month of February. Please visit their website at http://www.gkas.org.


What dental care is provided at a Dentistry From The Heart Event?
Dentistry From The Heart event provides only free extractions, fillings and cleanings. Given the influx of what can be hundreds of individuals on a given day, only these three procedures are possible.


What if I need additional dental care?
Dentistry From The Heart events are not able to provide for all manner of dental care services. However, we recommend that patients requiring additional treatment explore contact with regional free clinics in their area. You can usually get a list of these from your county offices. Another course of action is to contact dental schools in your state. To see a listing of dental schools by state, please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/w....
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free dentistry, nc free dental, Fayetteville free dental clinic, Charlotte free dental clinic, dental help, nc

NC Missions of Mercy Clinic is affiliated with the NC Dental Society. If you are in need, these are the last events of 2016.

October 28-29, 2016
Fayetteville, NC

Crown Center Arena
1960 Coliseum Drive
Fayetteville, NC, 28306

December 2-3, 2016
Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College St.
​Charlotte, NC
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...

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Link for volunteers: http://www.ncdental.org/m...
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Dentists serving Raleigh and Durham North Carolina offering extended hours.

Night and Day Dental offers extended hours for the busy professional, active family and anyone that needs a dentist during less traditional office hours. Open until 10 pm every weekday and being open on the weekends makes Night and Day Dental the most convenient office around. That's not even the best part because the talent, gifts, compassion and composition of the entire staff is incredible. Most patients leave having enjoyed being at the dentist!

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.
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free dental, NC free dentistry, dental help: The NC Dental Society program, Missions of Mercy, will be hosting

The NC Dental Society program, Missions of Mercy, will be hosting a free dental clinic in Gastonia, North Carolina in September.

September 25-26th
Gastonia, NC (L)
Bethlehem Church
3100 Bethlehem Church St.
Gastonia, NC 28056

For more information, go to: http://www.ncdental.org/m...
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free dental, free dentistry, free dental NC: Free dental clinic coming to Greensboro, North

Free dental clinic coming to Greensboro, North Carolina!

August 28-29th
Greensboro, NC (L)
1921 W. Lee St.
Greensboro Coliseum
Annex A
Greensboro, NC 27403

For more information:http://www.ncdental.org/m...
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Arkansas free dental clinic May 8 & 9

The next ArMOM will be held on April 27-28, 2012 at the ASU Convocation Center in Jonesboro. Want to touch lives with your healing skills? Join us! For more information

http://arkansasdentistry....
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Free dentistry is going on all around the United States: Dentistry from the Heart is dental professionals

Dentistry From The Heart is dental professionals everywhere hosting free dental treatment events to help those in need.

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.

http://www.dentistryfromt...
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Hey North Carolina and Tennessee FREE Dental clinics


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:
http://www.ncdental.org/n...


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:
http://ramusa.org/expedit...

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Free dental, medical and vision clinic event Somerset KY Sept 8-9

Here are some details from RAM:

DATES

September 8-9, 2012

LOCATION

Southwestern High School
1765 Wtlo Road
Somerset, KY 42503

SERVICES

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.
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Free dental care San Lorenzo CA August 31, 2012

Free dentistry in San Lorenzo CA via Dentistry From The Heart

Lewelling Dental Care - San Lorenzo, CA
10 Lewelling Boulevard
San Lorenzo, CA 94580
www.lewellingdental.com
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FREE Dental Clinic Event Gastonia NC Sept 21-22 2012

Another NC Dental Society sponsored MOM Free Dental Clinic Event
Fillings, cleanings, extrations and x-rays.

September 21 & 22 2012

Bethlehem Church
3100 Bethlehem Church St.
Gastonia, NC 28056

TIPS: Arrive early, prepare to be patient, and show gratitude to your volunteer provider.
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FREE Denal help in Asheville, NC August 2012

Dr. Mac,

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.

C Minor
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FREE Denal help in Asheville, NC August 2012

No doubt, nothing is free. For many years, me and colleagues have financed our work without accepting a salary from the organizations we've led. However, I have always understood it was for a reason. For example, a nationally recognized free dental organization is now fully funded and led by our dental society.

This was simply a stepping stone in addressing access to dental health care.
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Should there be emergency dental care available?

This question was in regard to a dentist available in a hospital ER. This came up among colleagues after the organization had been approached by patients that had received inappropriate treatment in the ER, via physician assistants. Considering how many people seek treatment after normal business hours in ERs for emergencies, what possible solutions might be available to address this present access issue?
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FREE Denal help in Asheville, NC August 2012

FREE Denal help in Asheville, NC in August 2012

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.


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Free dental clinic events in NC: Cullowhee and Hickory in July 2012

Free dental clinic events in NC: Cullowhee and Hickory in July 2012

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.

http://www.ncdental.org/n...

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
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Should there be emergency dental care available?

One of the greatest issues in access to dental care is a need for emergency help. While there are a number of obstacles to dental ERs, they could provide much needed relief and treatment.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Should there be emergency dental help available?
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FREE dental clinic in Washington NC July 17 & 18 UPDATED

Where are you located? Do you want to try to get to the next one? The site for the clinics is www.ncdental.org and the schedule page is http://www.ncdental.org/n...
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How to get over $300 in dentistry for about $20

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.

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