Dental Care for the Homeless

Prince William Community Health Center Offers Free Dental Care to HomelessThe Greater Prince William Community Health Center will again work with other community partners to provide free dental care to the homeless, with three day-long clinics held each year. These take place at its Evergreen Health Center, 9705 Liberia Avenue, Suite 201 in Manassas.

“Everybody thinks of dental care as a luxury item, but it is essential to good health,” said Health Center President Paul Moessner. Studies show that the bacteria and inflammation caused by periodontitis can play a role in other diseases, and oral health can be reflective of overall wellbeing.

2015 “Dental Care for the Homeless” clinics are tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 18, May 16 and June 20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Dates are subject to change; please check this page for updates, or contact Amelia Kupchyk at akupchyk@gpwhealthcenter.org. Pre-registration is required.

Charitable organizations working with the homeless in Northern Virginia may also contact Amelia about scheduling appointments on the clinic days. During last year’s clinics, the Center provided more than $12,000 in services at no charge, including cleanings, x-rays, extractions and fillings. Follow-up care was offered as needed.

Dental services at Evergreen are made possible by a grant from Virginia Health Care Foundation, a public/private partnership whose mission is to increase access to primary health care for uninsured and medically underserved Virginians.