Free Dental Clinic Returns to Guilford County

The Missions of Mercy dental clinic returns to Greensboro this weekend to serve the dental hygiene needs of low income adults in Guilford County.

The Greensboro clinic, which is moving to the coliseum this year, annually draws thousands of people with dental needs. The group’s goal is to treat 1,000 of them this weekend. The volunteer dentists, dental assistants and hygienists are setting up 72 treatment chairs.

This weekend’s stop is one of 12 in North Carolina this year and is open to anyone in the state.

Details of the dental clinic are below and be sure to check out this article published in today’s Greensboro News and Record for more background on the Missions of Mercy dental clinic and how they serve our community.

A 36-hour clinic in Charlotte recently provided care for 2,145 people, with an estimated value of $1.1 million.

What: Free dental clinic (first-come, first-served)
When: Doors open 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Greensboro Coliseum; expect long lines outside.
Information: 832-4899

* Picture ID required.
* Must be 18 and over with income 200 percent below federal poverty guidelines: $21,660 for singles; $29,340 for married couples; $44,100 for family of four.
* Proof of income required (such as): Guilford County Orange Card, 2010 tax return; W-2 form, 1099 form; four current pay stubs; 4506-T form if taxes not filed in 2010.
* Other income/award letters accepted: Social Security; child support; disability; unemployment; worker’s compensation; food stamps.

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