KEY BISCAYNE, Florida--The most recent Pankey Dental Access Days Clinic was held in January in Miami, Fa.
Working toward a common goal of providing the most dental care possible in two days, a team of 24 dentists, nine hygienists, 19 dental assistants, and additional volunteers delivered more than $125,000 of patient care to more than 100 homeless adults.
This delivery of care came in conjunction with Camillus House, a nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian services. Most patients received a mix of services, including cancer screening, prophies, fillings, extractions, root canals, and crowns.
Partnering with the institute were the Health Foundation of South Florida, the Giving Hand Foundation, Henry Schein Cares, Heraeus-Kulzer, VOCO America, Patterson Dental, CEREC by Sirona, Global Microscopes, Sybron Endo, Colgate-Palmolive, and Pulpdent Corporation.
Corporations donated goods and services for the event, in addition to sending local company representatives to provide technical expertise.
Pankey Dental Access Days is an on-going program with a goal to provide dental services to underserved people across the United States.
Pankey-trained dentists volunteer to host and organize a two-day clinic in their local communities with the support of the L. D. Pankey Dental Foundation and other sponsors. A fundraising effort to raise $250,000 to buy equipment and supplies is currently underway.
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