United Way to host Dental Care Day

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – United Way of Windham County’s eighth annual Adult Dental Care Day takes place on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge 1499 at 75 Putney Road in Brattleboro, Vt. Windham County residents in need of fillings and extractions will receive care from local participating dental offices who donate their time and expertise. This event is free, with a suggested donation. Transportation is provided from the Elks Club to participating dental offices, if needed.

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During Adult Dental Care Day, Windham County residents can receive care from local dental offices. Stock photo

United Way understands that there are many reasons why people may not access dental care, including lack of insurance, cost, and/or anxiety or fear. Participants in Dental Care Day are treated with patience and respect by everyone involved, both medical and nonmedical volunteers. In the words of a 2017 participant, “Everything worked. I was treated great. I feel like a queen. Thank you so much.”

Windham County Smiles, United Way’s oral health program, includes Adult Dental Care Day and a denture fund that subsidizes the cost of dentures for members of the community, in partnership with local dentists. Understanding that access to affordable dental care is a critical health issue, United Way continues to explore additional services needed in the community and ways to address the needs in collaboration with our partners.

The 2018 Dental Care Day partners include the Brattleboro Elks Lodge 1499, Vermont 2-1-1, and Rescue, Inc., as well as both medical and nonmedical volunteers. Other financial and in-kind supporters include: Brattleboro Orthodontic Specialists, C&S Wholesale Grocers, and Northeast Delta Dental Foundation.

For more information, contact Vermont 2-1-1, a program of United Ways of Vermont.

The mission of UWWC is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community. To join United Way in creating HOPE in Windham County, please contact the United Way office at 802-257-4011 or visit www.unitedwaywindham.org.

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