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Volunteer Dental Outreach Launches Dentists to the Docks in Celebration of 1 Year Anniversary

Dentists to the Docks ranks as most ambitious volunteer dental program in Haliburton County


May 4, 2012
by Oral Health

Volunteer Dental Outreach launched its new program Dentists to the Docks this spring to gain the invaluable volunteer services of Dentists to help the financially disadvantaged in Haliburton County by providing free dental services to those in need. Dentists to the Docks encourages Dentists from the surrounding counties and all over Ontario to volunteer their time to helping those in need while visiting the beautiful cottage country of Haliburton County.

Dentists participating in this program can decide when during the year they would like to volunteer and how much of their time they are willing to donate. Every effort will be made to find the volunteering Dentists suitable accommodations during their volunteer visits, which can range from numerous visits a month to several visits a year.

Dentists to the Docks is a vital program to helping the underprivileged residents of Haliburton County where even the cost of basic dental care is beyond the reach of an alarming number of Haliburton County residents who continue to suffer physically, socially, psychologically and economically because of this. Dentists can register their services by contacting Lisa Kerr at volunteerdentaloutreachhc@gmail.com.

Volunteer Dental Outreach for Haliburton County clinic has been operating since May 19th 2011 serving as a community dental assistance program providing free urgent dental care for low income residents of Haliburton County. A team of seven volunteer Dentists and several hygienists at the Volunteer Dental Outreach clinic have provided over $250,000 in free dental care to over 175 patients in need, offering 725 appointments to low income residents of the community within just under a year of opening its doors to the community. More volunteers are needed to meet the increasing demand for this program.

For further information, please contact:

Lisa Kerr
Volunteer Dental Outreach for Haliburton County
Office: (705) 457-3111
Cell: (705) 457-0086
Email: volunteerdentaloutreachhc@gmail.com
Or visit us at www.dental-outreach.com