The California Dental Association Foundation is bringing CDA Cares to Pomona on November 21, 22, 2014. CDA Cares is a two-day dental clinic equipped with 100 dental treatment chairs where volunteer dentists, working alongside community volunteers, provide dental services valued at $1.5 million. The main goal is to relieve pain and eliminate infection for those who experience barriers to care. The program provides cleanings, fillings, extractions, complete and partial dentures (stayplates), oral health education, and assistance in finding a dental home to more than 2,000 people at each clinic. The event also raises awareness with the public and policymakers about the need for a state dental director and infrastructure to reinstate an adequately funded safety net and develop policies to improve the oral health of Californians.
Here is a link to the video created after our first event in 2012 to give you a better sense of the event. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpy-5BGEfR8 It’s about 7 minutes long. You can also find more information on our website: http://www.cdafoundation.org/cda-cares/pomona or our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cdacares.