Left untreated, dental problems can lead to pain, difficulty eating and increase the risk of debilitating health conditions. Two significant obstacles prevent people from receiving dental care – cost and access. We’re committed to breaking down these barriers by delivering free dental care to patients on our fleet of Mobile Dental vans. We’re proud to serve our neighbors with the largest volunteer-powered Mobile Dental program in the United States.
Going to the People Who Need Us
Mobile Dental vans go to places where people need urgent help. By partnering with other community agencies, we identify those with the greatest needs. Your support serves those living in poverty, people with disabilities, the elderly, people experiencing homelessness, migrant workers, Native American populations, recovering addicts, veterans and youth by providing dental care that eliminates pain and prevents future tooth decay.
Teaching about Good Dental Hygiene
Dental treatment is important, and so is good dental hygiene. Developing good dental hygiene habits can reduce the risk of many diseases. Through the Mobile Dental Program, volunteer dental professionals visit schools to teach kids about how to take care of their teeth. They also hand out basic dental supplies for kids to take home.
Find a Clinic
For information about clinics in your area, please call our Dental Information Lines:
In Oregon: (503) 624-1026
In Washington: (425) 284-1950
Español: (503) 624-6626
You can also search for a clinic online.
Are you a dental professional who’d like to serve vulnerable neighbors in your community? Dental professional volunteers are the backbone of the Mobile Dental Program. In five to seven hours, you can see around eight patients who are in desperate need of dental care. Our clinics provide extractions and fillings with an occasional specialty clinic. We are always looking for dentists, dental assistants and registered dental hygienists to volunteer. Sign up to volunteer below!Volunteer with the Mobile Dental Program