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Hartford — The Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach will hold its 15th Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic on Saturday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 13 at the UCONN School of Dental Medicine, 300 UConn Health Boulevard, Farmington.
“It is wonderful to be able to provide dental care to our underserved and uninsured patients after a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic. CTMOM is happy to do everything we can to help improve the quality of life of those we serve,” said Dr. Robert Schreibman, chair of the Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach. “We are honored and very excited to partner with the UConn School of Dental Medicine. Their magnificent facilities will allow us to treat so many during this difficult time.”
The School of Dental Medicine is located on the UConn Health Center Campus at 263 Farmington Ave.
Event organizers said CTMOM “provides dental services for underserved individuals who cannot afford the cost of care,” and the clinic is first-come; first-served and expected to administer care to more than 1,600 patients during the two-days. It will feature 169 dental stations and more than 800 volunteers, organizers said. The clinic provides a full range of dental services including exams, x-rays, cleanings, extractions, fillings, root canals on front teeth (limited), interim partial dentures (limited) organizers said.
“The UConn School of Dental Medicine is very excited to be able to partner with the CT Foundation for Dental Outreach and host this year’s CT Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic,” said Dr. Steven M. Lepowsky, dean of the UConn School of Dental Medicine, in a statement. “We share a common goal of providing dental care to the citizens of CT and although our faculty, residents and students have been volunteering with CTMOM since its inception, having CTMOM at UConn Health brings the relationship to a whole new level. We are all looking forward to an incredibly successful event and providing dental services to those in need.”
For more information on the clinic, visit www.cfdo.org.