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Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach

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Free Dental Care Clinic
CT Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic (CTMOM)
September 16-17, 2016, XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford, CT
Clinic opens at 6:00 AM

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What is the Connecticut Mission of Mercy?

The Connecticut Mission of Mercy is affectionately referred to as CTMOM. The two day clinic provides free dental care to the underserved and uninsured in Connecticut – those that would otherwise go without dental care. Oral health is inseparable from general health and can affect a person’s self-esteem, compromise their ability to work, attend school and lead a normal life. The Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach (CDFO) in collaboration with the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) held the state’s first Mission of Mercy project in 2008. Every year, the Connecticut Mission of Mercy project is held in a different location throughout the state.

 Tolland (2008   New Haven (2009)  Middletown (2010)   Waterbury (2011) 
Danbury (2012)   Bridgeport (2013)   Hartford (2014)   Danbury  (2015)  

The Connecticut Mission of Mercy (CTMOM) is a large-scale dental clinic where dental treatment is provided at no cost to individuals who cannot afford dental care. If you are suffering from severe dental pain and the pain is accompanied by a fever or pronounced swelling, DO NOT WAIT!  You should seek care at a local hospital emergency room immediately. You can also contact your local Community Health Center. They will provide you with dental services on a sliding scale basis. Click here to find a Community Health Center in your area.

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Who should come to CTMOM? Adults and children are welcome at CTMOM. No child under the age of 18 will receive treatment unless accompanied by their parent or their legal guardian.

You can be a CTMOM patient if:
  • You do not have enough money to pay for dental care
  • You do not have a medically compromising condition that will prohibit you from receiving care
  • Personal identification/documentation is not required
Services CTMOM Provides
  • Treatment to patients of all ages
  • Cleanings
  • Extractions
  • Fillings
  • Limited root canals on front teeth only
  • Oral health education
  • Pre and post treatment medications - NO NARCOTICS
  • X-rays
Services CTMOM Does NOT Provide
  • Bone grafting
  • Braces
  • Crowns
  • Extraction of unerupted wisdom teeth
  • Full dentures
  • Gum surgery
  • Implants
  • Narcotics
  • Root canals on back teeth
  • Tooth whitening (bleaching)

What to expect
  • No appointments
  • Patients are seen on a first come, first served basis
  • The number of patients seen will be limited to the clinic capacity
  • There will be a waiting line to enter the clinic. Once inside, you will meet with a medical professional and a dentist for an initial evaluation of your dental needs.
  • The dental services provided at CTMOM include cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, x-rays, oral health instructions, fillings, root canal treatments, temporary partial dentures/denture repair, and extractions.
  • Due to the numbers of patients seen at CTMOM, we will not be able to treat every dental problem you may have.
  • In most cases, interpreters will be available to assist patients that speak languages other than English
  • Sign Language interpreters will be available to assist hearing impaired patients.

What to bring
  • Please bring a list of all your current medications.
  • On the day of the clinic, please be sure to take your medications according to your prescriptions.
  • Due to possible extended wait times, it is advisable to bring something to help you pass the time such as reading material, knitting, and crossword puzzles.
  • It is important to bring water, food and snacks with you.

The XL Center is handicapped accessible.The XL Center is wheelchair accessible and accommodating for patrons who have limited mobility or are blind, visually impaired, deaf, or hard of hearing.

The Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach (CFDO) was founded in November of 2007 as a consortium of individuals from the oral health care sector who sought to collaborate to improve the oral health of the underserved and working poor in the state of Connecticut.

Pilot funding came from the Connecticut State Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Foundation, Connecticut Health Foundation, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the James H. McManus Fund, Webster Bank, People’s United Community Foundation, Pierre Fauchard Academy Foundation, Fortess Insurance Company, Rockville Bank, Doral Dental US, local dental societies of the Connecticut State Dental Association and several businesses and individuals.

Its Board of Directors oversees the financial health of the foundation, outreach programs, and act as ambassadors to other organizations and community outreach projects.

The CFDO sponsors the Connecticut Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic dedicated to providing charitable dental care to the underserved, uninsured and working poor and building awareness of the importance of oral healthcare to create a healthier community. It also sponsors other community outreach activities.

From the North or South: Take I-91 to Exit 32B (Trumbull Street). Straight off the exit, the center is 6 lights on the right.:
From the East: Take I-84 to Exit 50 (Main Street). At the third light, take a left onto Trumbull Street. At second light, the XL Center is on the right.

From the West: Take I-84 to Exit 49 (Ann Uccello & High Street). Right off the exit onto High Street, make a left at the first light onto Church St. The center is at the next intersection.

Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach
835 West Queen Street
Southington, CT 06489
Tel: (860) 863-5940 | Fax: (860) 863-5672

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