The California Dental Association Foundation is recruiting volunteers for its CDA Cares dental event October 26-27 at the Modesto Centre Plaza. To help provide oral health care services at no charge to the large number of expected patients, the CDA Foundation needs volunteer dentists, including oral surgeons, as well as dental hygienists, assistants, dental lab technicians, physicians, nurses, and pharmacists.
Additionally, community volunteers are needed to help escort patients, translate/interpret, dispense medication, set up and tear down the clinic, register patients and volunteers, conduct exit interviews, enter data, and provide oral health education.
The main goal of the clinic is to relieve pain and eliminate infection by providing cleanings, fillings, extractions, and oral health education to about 1,950 people during the two-day event.
To date, the CDA Foundation and CDA have hosted 13 clinics that provided $20.75 million in dental care to more than 25,000 people thanks to the generosity of volunteers and support from the community.
Volunteers are needed in shifts during the following times:
•Thursday, October 25: Clinic setup from 9 am to 6 pm (no patients)
•Friday, October 26: Dental clinic from 5 am to 7 pm
•Saturday, October 27: Dental clinic from 5 am to 9 pm (including clinic breakdown)
Volunteers can sign up for one six-hour shift or multiple shifts per day. Help make CDA Cares Modesto a success! To learn how you can get involved and to register, go to cdafoundation.org/modesto.