Free dental clinic stopping in Elizabethtown on Saturday


BURGAW – Mt. Calvary Center for Leadership Development, a leading nonprofit based in southeastern North Carolina, continues to focus and dedicate itself to community health and regional outreach through a partnership providing free dental care to residents of southeastern North Carolina.

Accessing dental care and health care in general can be a challenge for many residents of southeastern North Carolina. Through unique partnerships and the support of many others, Mt. Calvary has partnered with Baptists on Mission and Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church to bring their state-of-the-art mobile dental clinic and lab to Bladen County. at the Bladen Crisis Center site Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Elizabethtown. All services were free for those who could get appointments on a first-come basis.

Mt. Calvary Center for Leadership Development President Jimmy T. Tate said, “Accessing medical care and dental care in particular can be a challenge for many citizens in our area. This unique partnership will help provide many people with the preventative care and treatment they may need. We are grateful to everyone who made this possible and Mt. Calvary continues to expand our reach and support to all the communities we serve, including Bladen County.

A dental clinic attendee who was visiting family in the area and saw information about the clinic said, “I’ve had dental problems for years, but I had no insurance or finances. sufficient to solve the problem. This clinic allowed me to assess my dental needs.

John McIntyre, senior pastor of Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church and board member of the Mt. Calvary Center for Leadership Development, said, “We are committed to meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the community. Our church has twenty ministries designed to spread the gospel by meeting need. Growing demands from Elizabethtown and surrounding communities have caused the Baptist Mission Mobile Dental Clinic to generate a long waiting list of residents with urgent dental priorities. We are grateful for the dental services provided by Dr. Leslie Plasky of Wilmington.

Since its inception, Mt. Calvary has remained committed to serving the citizens of North Carolina and has assisted thousands with valuable information, resources, and advocacy. Mt. Calvary offers a variety of programs, including a community health program, leadership training for youth and adults, and partnerships with the justice system to help reduce recidivism and provide new opportunities for adults and youth. Mt. Calvary also provides many resources and promotes awareness to improve the lives of communities in southeastern North Carolina.

Please visit the Mt. Calvary website at for up-to-date information on upcoming events and programs. For more information on any of our upcoming programs, please do not hesitate to contact the Mt. Calvary main office at 910-665-1352 to receive additional information.


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