Free dental clinic in Fresno

The California Dental Association will hold a free dental clinic, Oct. 2-3, at the Fresno Convention Center, Exhibit Halls 1-3. Doors open at 5:30 a.m., and patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

The goal is provide care to approximately 2,000 people who are having difficulty accessing dental care, including the uninsured, underinsured, unemployed, adults and children, and all others in need of oral health care. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Services offered are limited to cleanings, fillings, extractions, some partials to replace front teeth, some root canals, some dentures, oral health education and assistance in identifying a source of dental care.

This event is provided at no cost by dental professionals donating their time and skills. Volunteers are needed. You don’t need to be a dental professional to help. Volunteers are needed to assist with registration, clinic setup, data entry, escorting patients, translating, and much more.

Patients are asked to be sure to take prescribed medications as directed because uncontrolled blood pressure or diabetes may prevent your receiving dental care at the event.