|Give Families A Smile|
In May of 2014 the committee saw a great need for dental care due to the economy and the dental services removed from Medi-Cal. As a result of a lack of resources for low income families, a Community Outreach Task Force was created. During the first few meetings, it was decided that there were many programs already tailored to assist children, but very few resources to assist Adults. Therefore, the Task Force decided to develop Give Adults A Smile now known as Give Families A Smile.
Give Families A Smile will be held once a month throughout several sites in TCDS territory and would be for children and adults. At our GFAS clinics, dental professionals and lay volunteers, work together on behalf of these patients. Patients are treated by licensed, practicing dentists, assisted by hygienists and dental assistants. Treatment may include x-rays, exams, cleanings, fillings and extractions if needed.
Each site would decide their clinic date and time. TCDS initial support will include getting them, some professional product, disposables, and the advertising of the event.