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Mobile Dental Program

The Mobile Dental Program provides free or low-cost urgent dental care services to patients who lack dental insurance or any realistic way to pay for dental treatment.

There are two primary obstacles to receiving dental care in the US: cost and accessible location.

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Suffering & Expense

Right outside of our doors, families are battling the intense pain, complications, and socio-economic challenges that come with severe dental problems.

As untreated dental issues progress, many uninsured people with dental crises turn to emergency rooms for pain relief. ERs are not properly equipped to treat dental problems and is also costly for both patients and hospitals - approximately $765 per ER visit.

Accessibility

There is a shortage of dental providers in the Pacific NW, and the number of providers continues to decline.

While in theory all Oregon children are covered, there are many reasons why they may have trouble accessing it- poor transportation, parent unable to take time off work, etc.

Did you know?

Up to 30% of uninsured emergency room visits could have been better treated in a dental office.

Our Approach:

Medical Teams International’s Mobile Dental program has been able to dramatically reduce ER expenses for uninsured patients with dental disease, providing effective treatment at an average $100 - $125 per patient.

Our fully-equipped vans are staffed by licensed dentists, hygienists and dental assistants who generously volunteer their time, and we work with over 300 community partners to arrange urgent care dental services.

Preventative Care

We also provide preventative care. For example, MTI has provided thousands of children with an easy-to-read brochure and a kid-friendly kit of basic dental supplies as well as classroom instruction from MTI staff and volunteers.


Tremendous Need

Our Mobile Dental site partners report long waiting lists - in some cases the clinics are booked to capacity for several months.

Impactful Giving

We increase the impact of your gift by using volunteers and donated supplies to provide $4 in desperately-needed dental care for every $1 you donate.

Your Impact

Your generous donations have helped over 50,000 people in the past 3 years!


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The success of the program is due to the voluntary work of dedicated dental professionals, partnering local churches, and gifts from donors like you.

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Every gift makes a difference:

$125 can provide life-changing dental services one person here in the Pacific Northwest who can't afford or access care

$1250 pays for one mobile dental clinic

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Blog Posts about our Mobile Dental Program

Mobile Dental Success Story: Dan

by Katie Carroll | Feb 18, 2014

For five years, Dan, who is involved in the local community helping alcoholics & drug abusers, has had one wish – “I want to be comfortable smiling in pictures again."

After a basketball accident that cracked his front tooth, Dan had been struggling daily with low self-esteem and severe pain every time he drank cold water and ate certain foods. The pain often woke him up at night.

During a mobile dental clinic, a volunteer dentist filled the crack and relieved the pain - and Dan's hopes came true.

Thank you, donors & volunteers, for giving Dan his smile & self-confidence! You can help your low-income neighbors by donating to our Mobile Dental Program.

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  • 50% Nearly half of adults over age 30 suffer 
    from some for form of gum disease.
  • $765 Average cost per patient to treat dental emergencies in an ER.
  • 2x Children from lower-income families are
    almost twice as likely to have tooth decay.

How will you respond?