Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lesser Encourages Use Of Free Dental Clinics

From the office of State Representative Matt Lesser

State Representative Matt Lesser (D-Durham, Middlefield, & Middletown) joined Speaker of the House Chris Donovan (D-Meriden), Senate President Pro Tempore Don Williams (D-Brooklyn) and supporters of the Connecticut Mission of Mercy (CTMOM) today to announce that free dental clinics will be held next month in Middletown.
CT MOM is a full-service clinic providing free dental care on a first-come, first-served basis for both children and adults. More than 1,400 volunteers—dentists, oral surgeons, hygienists, dental assistants, and others—will provide dental screenings, cleanings, fillings, x-rays, oral surgery, root canals, extractions, and replacement teeth.
“This clinic is an opportunity for residents who lack insurance or who have inadequate coverage to get quality care,” said Representative Lesser, who sits on the legislature’s Public Health Committee. “Thank you to all the volunteers and organizations who have donated their time and resources to make this possible.”
Representative Lesser added, “You do not have to be a Middletown resident to go to the clinic—anyone may attend. I have constituents from Middlefield and Durham who are going to the clinic.”
The dental clinics will be held on Friday, March 12th and Saturday, March 13th at the Aetna Building on Industrial Park Road in Middletown. The clinic will begin at 8:00 a.m. each day.
Mission of Mercy a national program is operated in Connecticut by the Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach in collaboration with the Connecticut State Dental Association. This is the third year that they have held clinics in Connecticut.
For more information about the clinics, please call 866-539-9372 or contact Representative Lesser by email at or by phone at 800.842.8267.

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