Gift of Smiles Dental Day

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Gift of Smiles Dental Day

WHEN: Next day of treatment scheduled April 29, 2017 8AM – 4PM (last patient accepted at 2:30PM)
WHERE: 1636 Nicholasville Road, Suite 5
Providing extractions and fillings for uninsured KY residents. A limited number of dental cleanings will be provided.
*MUST bring proof of household income – paystub; first page of tax return; SS award letter
For more information, please call 859-286-4991 or email giftofsmilesky@gmail.com. Please leave your name and complete phone number and a volunteer will return your call at their earliest convenience. Please only leave one message; your call will be returned.

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January 9, 2016 we hosted our first ever Dental Day! This day of free treatment served 62 patients ranging in age from 3 to 85. This day was dedicated to under-insured patients and income that is 200% or below the federal poverty guidelines. Thanks to Anna Taylor with Surgery on Sunday and Ruta Valinskaite with Mission Lexington Dental Clinic for helping us recruit patients! With the help of Dr. Gina Johnson-Higgjns, Dr. Mark King, Dr. Jessica Kress, Dr. Steve Rider, Dr. Brandon Stapleton, Dr. Kate von Lackum, Dr. John Weaver, and Dr. Allison Wright, we provided dental treatment that would have cost these patients at least $35,640. Services provided included: fillings, cleanings, and extractions. In order to offer our community another day of free dental care, we need your help! We are looking for volunteers and donations of dental materials. It will be our goal to come together again as a team and offer Central and Eastern Kentucky another free day of dental treatment. Please stay tuned and follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter!

 

 

Resources for Uninsured Patients

Baby Health Services, 859-278-1781

  • Ages 17 and younger
  • Exams and cleanings only

Bluegrass Community Health Center, 859-259-2635

  • May provide vouchers to be used at UK Dental Clinic

Health First Bluegrass, 859-288-2425

Mission Lexington Dental Clinic, 859-519-8157

UK College of Dentistry Saturday Morning Clinic,  859-323-6525

  • Ages 4-12
  • 6 Saturdays a year
  • 2016 dates: January 23, February 13, March 19. 9AM-12PM, arrive early for paperwork.
  • Spanish interpreters available
  • https://dentistry.uky.edu/pediatric
  • Some lower-cost options also listed at https://dentistry.uky.edu/pediatric include our Twilight Clinic for Kids and Pediatric Student Clinic
  • Orthodontics clinics (resident clinic inside UKCD building and faculty clinic at the Turfland clinic on Harrodsburg Rd.) accept Medicaid for braces. Information is available at https://dentistry.uky.edu/ortho