CDA and the CDA Foundation hosted CDA Cares on Dec. 7-8 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Over the two-day event, 2,203 patients received $1.62 million in care at CDA Cares San Diego. More than 1,700 volunteers, including more than 900 dental professionals, provided 12,518 total procedures at no charge to patients who experience barriers to care. Procedures included cleanings, fillings, extractions and a limited number of dentures and stayplates. In total, there were 221 complete and partial dentures and denture repairs provided.
In addition to providing services, CDA Cares also educates the public and policymakers about the importance of good oral health and the need for an adequately funded dental safety net, including a state dental director to coordinate programs to improve the oral health of Californians.
To view photos and videos of volunteers and patients at CDA Cares San Diego, visit the CDA Cares Social Hub. To follow all social activity on Twitter and Instagram at CDA Cares use the hashtag #cdacares.
Since 2012, the CDA Cares volunteer dental program has provided $6 million in care to more than 8,000 patients. CDA Cares will be in Solano County on April 25-26 and Pomona on Nov. 21-22.
For more information on CDA Cares and how to get involved, visit cdafoundation.org.