Community Nonprofit To Provide Free Dental Care This Summer In Huntington Park

Gage Middle School to Host QueensCare Mobile Dental Care Units

 

WHO: QueensCare, a healthcare provider to low-income members of the Los Angeles community, is hosting a summer mobile dental clinic at Gage Middle School in Huntington Park.

 

WHAT: The summer mobile dental care program will provide free dental exams and treatments to as many as 250 children from low-income homes in the Southeast Los Angeles community until August 13, 2018. Dental exams will be performed by dentists from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.

 

QueensCare’s mobile dental program provides vitally needed dental services to children in the Los Angeles area through a continuing partnership with LAUSD. During the school year, QueensCare’s mobile dental care units tour 11 different primary and secondary schools. During the summer these units are placed at strategic locations to best serve the community with free dental care. Services include: exams, fillings, teeth cleaning and sealants. In the 2017 fiscal year, QueensCare visited 11 area schools, logged 4,129 visits and conducted more than 14,763 procedures for 2,064 children at a donated value of $1,830,612.

 

Earlier this year QueensCare upgraded their mobile dental care fleet with the addition of the largest mobile care unit in the world, featuring six exam chairs, an x-ray room and more than 1,000 square feet of exam space.

 

VISUALS/INTERVIEW: Children receiving free dental exams in two of QueensCare’s mobile dental care units.

 

WHEN: Through August 13, 2018 8am – 1pm

 

WHERE: Gage Middle School

2880 E. Gage Ave.

Huntington Park, CA 90255

 

WHY: QueensCare is providing truly free dental care to those in need and without access to these vital health services.

 

CONTACT:

Stephen Gregg: (714) 350-7670 / steve@resin-creative.com

Carmen Villanueva: (323) 428-5494 / cvillanueva@queenscare.org