Contra Costa: Free Dental Clinic For Uninsured To Open In June

May 14, 2021 8:00 am · 26 comments

Free dental care will be available in June for residents of Contra Costa County who do not have dental insurance.

The clinic is provided by a collaboration of two charitable organizations, Dentists on Wheels and St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County. Construction of the facility, which will include three dental chairs for clients, is expected to be completed in the coming weeks in Pittsburg at the St. Vincent de Paul Family Resource Center at 2210 Gladstone Drive.

The clinic, to be staffed by volunteer dentists, will be able to treat most patients’ needs, from screenings, cleanings and check-ups to fillings, crowns, extractions and dentures.

remember May 14, 2021 at 9:16 AM

so it is free to use, who pays for it to stay open and be staffed?

John Eh May 14, 2021 at 10:32 AM

The clinic is provided by a collaboration of two charitable organizations, Dentists on Wheels and St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County. Construction of the facility, which will include three dental chairs for clients, is expected to be completed in the coming weeks in Pittsburg at the St. Vincent de Paul Family Resource Center at 2210 Gladstone Drive.

The clinic, to be staffed by volunteer dentists, will be able to treat most patients’ needs, from screenings, cleanings and check-ups to fillings, crowns, extractions and dentures.

CJRN May 14, 2021 at 10:36 AM

One of my pet peeves; the use of the word “free”. No, it is not free. Someone has to pay at some point!!

Dawg May 14, 2021 at 10:37 AM

Volunteers and charitable donations.

Concord74 May 14, 2021 at 10:37 AM

Our magnanimous out-going Governor is using the Federal funding to underwrite this! Instead of directing the Federal funding to help laid-off workers and struggling businesses he is using, as in all cases with Demos, to fund “pork-barrel” favors!!.

Kylie M May 14, 2021 at 10:38 AM

It’s almost like you didn’t read the article but needed to respond anyway…

May May 14, 2021 at 10:45 AM

Did you read the article? 🤣

remember May 14, 2021 at 10:46 AM

@K

there is no such thing as a free lunch, a point lost on those who don’t listen

Chuq May 14, 2021 at 11:26 AM

You aren’t paying for it unless you made a donation to the two charities listed in the article.

Why be so grumpy that poor people are getting vital dental care?

Captain Bebops May 14, 2021 at 11:34 AM

This has been going on for some time even before the pandemic. People lost the ability to pay for dental care. Some dental plans that insurance companies issue don’t cover well. Medicare for all needs to cover dental too. There are just some things the government should be doing with our taxes instead of blowing up things in other parts of the world for the benefit of the oligarchy.

chuckie the troll May 14, 2021 at 12:20 PM

These services will be paid for by charitable donations…AND government grants. You can bet on that.

Kylie M May 14, 2021 at 4:24 PM

@remember – It says “clinic is provided by a collaboration of two charitable organizations, Dentists on Wheels and St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County”.

As you put it, “a point lost” for those who can’t read. I guess 2 points in your case. Oof.

Cowellian May 14, 2021 at 4:42 PM

So, do y’all have any evidence that Dentists on Wheels and St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County are not getting government funds for this project, or are you just assuming?

juana mendez May 14, 2021 at 10:43 AM

necesito limpieza gracias

American Citizen May 14, 2021 at 11:03 AM

Free housing
Free cell phones
Free EBT cards
Free Heathcare
Free welfare
Free dental care….

No incentive to work. The socialists are winning the votes. People vote for who gives them the most free stuff. At the costs of the schmucks who continue to work.

JRocks May 14, 2021 at 11:36 AM

God bless the volunteers that freely give their time and skill to those less fortunate. Charity not funded by the government is true charity.

Cowellian May 14, 2021 at 11:43 AM

Charitable organizations frequently receive government funding or resources. There is nothing in the article telling us where Dentists on Wheels and St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County are getting their support.

Gebertx May 14, 2021 at 11:51 AM

Seniors will flock to this given Medicare does nothing for Dental, my guess appointments will be tough

Tsa May 14, 2021 at 1:11 PM

There may be rioting, looting and blocking of freeways if you follow the BLM methodology…

The Wizard May 14, 2021 at 1:45 PM

It pays the be poor and irresponsible.

The Wizard May 14, 2021 at 1:48 PM

Last comment was in the wrong column. It should go in the ticket one.

Hill May 14, 2021 at 2:00 PM

While I’m okay with this, we can’t just keep giving everything away . We will pay a much higher price in the end.

Aunt Barbara May 14, 2021 at 3:58 PM

Who would trust a free dental; clinic for their healthcare?
Probably use the same unsterilized instruments on transients and drug users and disease ridden and then on you PASS!

Cat Lover May 14, 2021 at 7:59 PM

Ok, where in the article did it say this was for “poor people?” It says for Contra Costa residents with no insurance. I work in a dental office and there are MANY people in this county with good paying jobs who don’t have dental insurance. Are they going to screen the patients and base treatment on their income? I am curious how this is going to play out.

Really??? May 15, 2021 at 12:24 PM

What about the people who work full time and have dental benefits that only allocate a $1,500 annual benefit, but have at least $10K in needed dental work? 🧐 Maybe better to decline the coverage?

anon May 15, 2021 at 1:24 PM

What percentage of those on the chair will be illegal aliens? 20%? 50%?

Free housing, free food, free welfare cash with no obligation to spend it on essentials and not drugs, free phone, free dental care.

Why the hell do I go to work at all?

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