CDA Cares Sacramento provides $2 million in care
The CDA Foundation’s CDA Cares event held March 27-28 in Sacramento was a tremendous success thanks to the generosity of volunteers who provided $2 million in oral health care services at no charge to Californians who experience barriers to care.
A total of 1,774 volunteers, including dentists, dental and health professionals and community volunteers, provided 13,651 procedures to 2,080 patients during the two-day event. The care provided also included 377 complete and partial dentures and repairs.
Sixteen state elected officials and staff members toured the clinic to see the need firsthand and learn about the importance of oral health and the need for a stronger dental safety net, including changes to the Denti-Cal program so that it works for patients and providers. In addition to shining a light on the good work dentists do in their communities, CDA Cares continues to be a unique opportunity to educate policymakers as well as the public and media.
So far, CDA Cares has generated 90 news stories that began before the event on television and radio, in newspapers and online highlighting the good work of volunteers who donated their time and skills, as well as the gratitude of patients.