April 8, 2013
As a dental hygienist I have been a member of the Dental Committee for the Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic for ten years. Our goal has been to establish a dental clinic as an integral part of the medical clinic. We have had the support from the administration and the board because they believe in the proven connection between oral health and systemic health. During the years that we have worked on bringing a free dental clinic to our area we have created "Clinic Without Walls' where area dentists provide free dental care to patients of the GMFC; provided free dental screenings to elementary children in Gloucester and Mathews; provided a mobile dental van to patients of the Free Clinic; organized two day free dental clinics to area residents through the Virginia Dental Association Foundation's "Mission of Mercy" program. As plans are being made to build a new home for the GMFC, plans for a dental clinic are an important part of that dream that will soon be realized with help from our community.
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