Gannon University hosting free dental clinic

Volunteers still needed

ERIE, Pa. -

If you can't afford dental care, today at Gannon University, they have you covered.

The University is hosting the Mom-n-PA Dental Clinic today and tomorrow at Gannon's Recreation and Wellness Center on West 4th Street.  More than 200 dentists from across the state are participating in the event, with hundreds more dental hygienists and volunteers, up to 1,000.  Patients are expected to be served over the two day event.

Dr. Joseph Kohler III, a volunteer, says, "Erie is a busy, underserved area for dental care in Pa. There's a profound need... here. We have a local dentist school here, another reason for the opening. There is a great need... and a lot of people can't afford the care."
 
The Mom-n-PA Dental Clinic is part of a statewide series of annual missions that began in Philadelphia in 2013.  Patients will be served until 5pm both days.
 

Press Release is as follows:

Gannon University is proud to have offered the Recreation and Wellness Center, 130 W. Fourth St., as the site for the event. Doors will open at 6 a.m. both days. At the clinic, individuals who are unable to afford dental care can receive treatment on a first-come, first-served basis. Up to 1,000 individuals per day can receive treatment from a volunteer staff that is expected to number 800 dentists, dental hygienists and assistants, lab technicians and other persons drawn from the community.

The MOM-n-PA dental clinic is part of a statewide series of annual missions that began in Philadelphia in 2013. Since that time, mission organizers report that more than 6,500 individuals have received in excess of 22,000 procedures in Philadelphia, Allentown, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. More than 4,000 volunteers have donated their time and talents to the missions.

Registration is not necessary for patients, but volunteers are still needed in various categories. For more information on the mission, visit mom-n-pa.com 

 


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