CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) - If you need dental care, but can’t afford it, you’re not alone. Last year nearly 100 million Americans didn’t go to the dentist, and millions more live in communities where there is little or no access to care. Because of these alarming statistics Aspen Dental and Oral Health America have teamed up to launch the Healthy Mouth Movement, providing much-needed dental care to those who need it most – free of charge, no questions asked.Dr. Clark Downey, DDS, practicing dentist with Aspen Dental since 2009 out of Richmond, IN, and Beth Truett, President and CEO of Oral Health America, shared more about the movement.
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What is the Healthy Mouth Movement:
Beginning in February and continuing throughout 2014, Aspen Dental dentists and teams will volunteer a day of their time, opening their doors to provide free dental care to the community. The Healthy Mouth Movement will begin in Florida and Georgia and move up the East Coast and through the Mid West through the spring and summer months.
While dentists and teams at Aspen Dental have always volunteered their time and talents, both at home and abroad, through organizations like Missions of Mercy and the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program, the Healthy Mouth Movement will be the largest and most far-reaching initiative that they’ve ever undertaken together.
In the spirit of helping as many people as possible, dentists will focus on treating the most urgent dental need of each patient by providing services such as a filling, extraction, basic cleaning or denture repair. The first priority will be to get participants out of pain, make them aware of what their other dental care needs are, and through Oral Health America, connect them with free or low-cost resources in their community to access continued care.