Dental Volunteers Needed for Scheduled Free Dental Clinic

#1 von carlos , 04.06.2011 16:00

The city of Brush is planning to host an immense free dental clinic, and there are hundreds of volunteers needed to help out. Moreover, the clinic would also require a generator and a large air compressor.

The Colorado Dental Association sponsors the Colorado Mission of Mercy to open this huge clinic which will be comprised of 200 dentists, and 100 dental hygienists. The location of the event will be at the Brush High School, between Oct. 21 and 22 later this year. However, in order for this to happen local volunteers are much needed to join.

At the previous free dental clinic, almost 3,000 patients have got dental treatment and it is estimated that the same number of patients will be served in Brush as well. People are encouraged to join forces and come to help setting up the equipment, distribute meals and help tear down the temporary dental clinic when the event closes.

The greatest part of the dental equipment works with air pressure, so the clinic has to borrow two large air compressors for the duration of the event (the power of these compressors must be able to push 175-195 cubic feet air/ minute).

On the other hand, the electric generator that is needed should have a power of 45-49 kilovolts. The generator is mainly needed for the sterilizers.

According to Brush dentist Chuck Schonberger, the following free dental services will be offered for the patients:

Professional dental cleaning
Teeth fillings
Teeth extractions
Partial dentures

Patients will be offered free dental services on a first come first served basis. Also, it is important to spread out the word to neighboring areas such as Yuma, Sterling, Wray or Holyoke, so that people who need these free dental services can make it in time to the event.

The dental association has held such free dental clinic events in the past with huge success. Some of the areas where they have already been present include Loveland, Brighton, Alamosa, and Colorado Springs. This year, Northeast Colorado has been chosen for the event, and it will take a few more years until they can come back to the region.

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