The Louisiana Dental Association and LDA Foundation will host a Louisiana Mission of Mercy (LaMOM) charity dental clinic on Feb. 27-28 to provide free dental care to 1,500 patients. The event relies on the efforts of roughly 1,000 volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants, students and community workers from across the state of Louisiana.
The doors to the Armed Forces Reserve Center, located at 8110 Innovation Park Drive in Baton Rouge, will open at 6 a.m. each day. Treatment will be given on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. Services will include: exams, x-rays, dental cleanings, fillings, anterior root canals, extractions and front teeth transitional partials. Both adults and children are invited to participate.
There are no eligibility or income requirements. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Residents from all parishes are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Patient parking will be available at the L'Auberge Casino overflow lot, located at 14777 River Road, and shuttles will bring patients to the clinic from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. There is also a city bus stop near the entrance of the Army Reserve Center.
For more information visit www.ladental.org.