Catawba Will Host Huge Two-Day Dental Clinic Sept. 27 and 28
September 20, 2013
Catawba's Abernethy Physical Education Center, located at 2254 Yost Street, will be the site of a two-day dental clinic that could serve as many as 800 to 1,000 needy patients at or below the 200 percent poverty rate.
The free dental clinic, slated Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28, is just one of those being offered by the N.C. Dental Society as part of its Missions of Mercy outreach program. It will require the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, including dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, laboratory technicians, nurses, pharmacists, EMTs, dental students and general community volunteers.
Only adults 18 and older will be served at the clinic, and dentists will try to accomplish one major task with each patient. The clinic will open its doors and begin screening at 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27 until 5 p.m. and between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28.
The Reverend Dr. Jim Dunkin, pastor of Salisbury's First Presbyterian Church, serves as the local coordinator for the event, while Salisbury dentist, Dr. David Mayberry, serves as the event's dental coordinator. For more details, visit www.ncmom-salisbury.com.