I want to bring to your attention an important event coming to Sacramento. The California Dental Association (CDA) and the CDA Foundation will hold their second CDA Cares free dental clinic.
So many Californians go without access to dental care, which is why this year I co-authored Assembly Joint Resolution 30 (Pan). AJR 30 encourages the President and Congress to add comprehensive, preventative dental care coverage to Medicare benefits. While we work together on a solution, I am pleased to see the commitment of so many dental health professionals working to improve access to oral care!
CDA Cares Event Information:
Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25, 2012
Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, California
Doors open at 5:30 a.m. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis with a goal of providing care to more than 1,500 people during the two-day clinic.
Californians having difficulty accessing dental care, including uninsured, underinsured, unemployed, adults and children, and others who are in need of oral health care.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The services offered are limited to cleanings, fillings, extractions, some partials to replace front teeth, some root canals, oral health education and assistance in identifying a source of dental care. Patients on blood pressure medication are reminded to take their medications as directed. Failure to do so could prevent you from receiving dental care.
Identification is NOT required.
Interpreters are available to assist Spanish-speaking patients.
Please do NOT wait for CDA Cares to seek care for dental pain as this could be a sign of a serious condition. Visit cda.org/clinics for a list of low-cost dental clinics and other information.
If dental pain is severe and accompanied by a fever or swelling, call a dentist immediately or go to a hospital emergency room.
I hope this information is useful and if you need more information, please call (888) 959-1331.
Alyson L. Huber
10th Assembly District