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05/17/2013

Follow activity at CDA Cares on the Social Hub


Volunteers and patients at the CDA Cares free dental clinic in San Jose can see on-site photos and videos from the clinic at the CDA Cares “Social Hub.”

CDA staff will post photos and videos from the clinic being held at the San Jose Convention Center this weekend as they are collected onto the Social Hub. The site also features CDA’s live Twitter feed. To follow all social activity on Twitter and Instagram at CDA Cares use the hashtag #cdacares.

The Social Hub also links to the “Smiles of CDA Cares” photos from CDA’s Pinterest account.

The CDA Cares clinic is being held Saturday to Sunday at the San Jose Convention Center. It is expected that more than 2,000 patients will receive free oral health care thanks to the 1,500-plus volunteers helping to provide cleanings, fillings, extractions and oral health education at the two-day clinic.

The CDA Foundation and CDA developed CDA Cares to provide free dental services and oral health education to Californians who experience barriers to care and to raise awareness with the public and policymakers about the importance of good oral health and the need for a state dental director and state oral health infrastructure to support oral health.

State budget cuts eliminated virtually all adult Denti-Cal benefits in 2009, leaving more than 3 million poor, disabled and elderly Californians scrambling to find a way to receive oral health services.

To view the CDA Cares Social Hub, visit cdafoundation.org/socialhub.

For more information on CDA Cares and how to get involved, visit cdafoundation.org.