The Fauquier Free Clinic will maintain Piedmont Smiles, a free group dental day occasion on Oct. 2 at Fauquier Excessive Faculty in Warrenton. Dental professionals shall be volunteering to offer cleanings, fillings, extractions, oral surgical procedure and endodontic providers on the occasion. (The beginning time for the occasion has not been decided but.)
As the primary free dental day occasion within the space, Piedmont Smiles will supply free dental care to uninsured, eligible grownup residents of the area, together with Fauquier, Rappahannock, Culpeper, Madison and Orange counties. (Further details about eligibility shall be forthcoming and shall be discovered at Piedmontsmiles.org.)
“In our area, there’s an amazing want for accessible dental care,” stated Rob Marino, director of the Fauquier Free Clinic. “Oral well being is a vital part of total well being; it impacts your bodily well being, psychological well being and might even affect social or financial prospects.”
Dr. Tontra Lowe, dental director for Piedmont Smiles, stated, “For the reason that starting of the pandemic, dental well being has been placed on the again burner for a lot of. We hope to deliver it again to the foreground,” she stated. “Whereas Piedmont Smiles isn’t a everlasting answer to the problem of accessible dental care, we hope that the occasion will tackle any pressing points for our group members whereas bringing consciousness to the truth that uninsured folks in Virginia face.”
Further assist for the occasion shall be from the Virginia Dental Affiliation Basis and group stakeholders, together with the PATH Basis, the Hillsdale Fund, the Virginia Well being Care Basis and the Culpeper Wellness Basis. Drs. Woodside and Sentz, Griffin and Errera Orthodontics, Digital Mobilizations, Dr. Lowe of Superior Smiles and Fauquier Well being are funding companions.
Affected person registration will happen in-person starting at 7 a.m. on the day of the occasion. Sufferers are inspired to deliver an inventory of their present drugs. This may assist the registration course of go easily.
sufferers can go to www.piedmontsmiles.org to enroll to obtain electronic mail or textual content message alerts with reminders and extra occasion data forward of time.
These concerned about volunteering for the occasion, together with dentists, hygienists, endodontists and non-dental volunteers, ought to go to the PATH Basis’s Volunteer Hub to view obtainable volunteer positions and join.