Volunteer registration open for CDA Cares San Diego

Volunteer registration is now open for the CDA Cares San Diego free dental clinic set to be held on Dec. 7-8.

The clinic, which will take place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, will help provide oral health care services to a large number of expected patients. Patients will receive cleanings, fillings, extractions, oral health education and assistance in finding a dentist for follow-up care.

Dentists and dental professionals are needed in areas throughout the clinic, including restorative, numbing, pediatric, triage and routing. Dental team members are encouraged to volunteer as well. Community volunteers are needed to assist with registration, clinic setup, data entry, escorting patients, translating and much more.

This will be the fourth clinic hosted by the CDA Foundation and CDA. The May 18-19 dental clinic in San Jose provided more than $1.6 million in oral health care services to more than 2,200 patients. The clinic, which was held at the San Jose Convention Center, was the third CDA Cares event — the first two were held in Modesto and Sacramento in 2012.

The three clinics combined have now provided $4.4 million in care to 5,878 patients.

To register to volunteer and for more information about CDA Cares San Diego, visit cdafoundation.org/cdacares.