Calling dental volunteers: Register today for CDA Cares Modesto

After six years and 13 clinics, CDA Cares, the CDA Foundation’s volunteer dental program, returns to Modesto — site of the inaugural clinic in spring 2012.

Registration for the Oct. 26-27 clinic at the Modesto Centre Plaza is now open, and the Foundation is seeking volunteer dentists, including oral surgeons, periodontists and pedodontists, to help ensure the event meets its goal: to provide dental services at no charge to individuals while educating the public and policymakers about the importance of good oral health and the need for an adequately funded dental safety net. Hygienists, dental assistants and lab technicians are also needed, as are community volunteers who can serve as patient interpreters and guides and help with registration, data entry and more.

CDA Cares clinics allow dentists to provide volunteer care outside of their offices, in their communities, with well-designed portable operatories and high-quality equipment and supplies. Services include fillings, extractions, cleanings, limited root canals, oral health education, a limited number of full and partial dentures and assistance in finding a dental home.

Approximately 1,950 people receive dental care at each CDA Cares clinic. 

Register to volunteer today to ensure your first-choice placement. You may also review the FAQ and orientation information.

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The CDA Foundation’s volunteer dental clinic, CDA Cares, provided $1,537,951 in charitable dental services to 2,019 people during the April 27-28 event at the Anaheim Convention Center. During the two-day event, dentists and dental professionals provided more than 11,858 procedures, including fillings, extractions, cleanings and oral health education.