Free Dental Appointments for Uninsured Augusta County Residents


Augusta Regional Dental ClinicThe Augusta Regional Dental Clinic will be hosting a free dental clinic day for eligible uninsured Augusta County residents ages 18 and older on Saturday, April 23.

More than 24 volunteers from local dental practices will reinforce the clinic staff. Together they will offer 100 dental appointments to patients that day.

Thanks to the generosity of a dozen sponsors, including the Central Blue Ridge Community Foundation, Parrott Orthodontics and the Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, appointments will be free.

General dentistry services (consultations, fillings, extractions and cleanings) will be available. New this year, Dentalpalooza will go beyond the ARDC as several local dentists, including Dr. Herring DMD and Dr. Minutella of Blue Ridge Dental, have agreed to welcome uninsured patients for treatment in their practices over the past months of April and May.

“We received an outpouring of support from volunteers and sponsors around this community event. It leaves us very humbled and grateful,” said ARDC Executive Director Sophie Parson.

“Due to overwhelming patient demand, our wait times are months and our ability to accept new patients is extremely limited. Thanks to our volunteers and sponsors Dentalpalooza, patients who were scheduled in the summer or fall of this year will be seen at the end of the month and free of charge. We have also been able to accept 25 new patients so far. We couldn’t be more excited,” said Misty Ladd, ARDC office manager. “The current economic times are difficult for so many low-income members of our community. To be able to come together and provide free dental care to so many 100 patients is so meaningful. »

Patients interested in this event can call (540)-221-6635 to schedule an appointment (proof of income and residency will be requested upon registration).


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