Free Dental Clinic To Open

Onslow County will soon have a dental care clinic to help provide beautiful smiles to low income families.

With the help of a $96,000 grant and local dentists -- Onslow Community Ministries will open a free dental clinic in early April.

Onslow County is one of a few counties in the state that doesn't have free dental care.

A local dentist will house the clinic. Initially it will only be open on Fridays.

Sandra Wyrick of Onslow Community Ministries says more than 800 people went to the hospital emergency room with dental problems.

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  • by Lidia Location: Craven County on Mar 29, 2011 at 12:14 PM
    Please let me know if their will be a free clinic in New Bern. I know a child that needs dental work badly.
  • by connie Location: greenville on Sep 8, 2010 at 07:04 AM
    is there a free clinic in greenville nc because im poor i dont work but my husband dose and we are scaping by our teeth my teeth are bad and i cant find any help and the hospital is sick of seeing me i go to the burnsteinclinic but i cant pay my bill so they will not see me untill i do i cant pay $70 i dont have that money help if u can please
  • by E Location: G'ville on May 10, 2009 at 02:30 PM
    Would love to know what qualifies as Low income...
  • by joanne Location: jacksonville on Mar 25, 2009 at 01:54 PM
    I would like to know if there is a number I can call to get on the waiting list or if there is paperwork that's gotta be filled out
  • by Lady Location: Greenville on Mar 18, 2009 at 06:42 AM
    Is there a FREE dental clinic in the Greenville area that services adults?
  • by betty Location: cortland on Mar 18, 2009 at 04:50 AM
    I think this is great if it's used for the needy and not the wanting. There are a lot of people out there that is laid off with one person working in the family, they can't afford insurance so they go with out. I sure hope these are the people it will help.
  • by charlie Location: greenville on Mar 18, 2009 at 01:08 AM
    man. i spent about 2,000 dolars last year at my dentist for two root canals and crowns. thats not counting the 1,300 dollars that my insurance paid. must be nice
  • by Loves Coldplay Location: Greenville on Mar 17, 2009 at 11:37 PM
    I wonder if Greenville has a free dental clinic here. If anyone knows please blog and let me know. I went on March to my current dentist and was $240.00!! Wow!!
  • by Farn Location: Backwoods on Mar 17, 2009 at 08:18 PM
    What counties have free dental care? Because I need to know so that I can go!
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Mar 17, 2009 at 08:03 PM
    Lets see how many patients show up driving a new Cadillac, and sporting 2 or 3 cell phones, a couple pounds of gold around thier necks, and a grill in thier mouth.But they cant afford to get thier rotten teeth fixed.

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