Monday, October 27, 2008

Make a Difference Day 2008

Saturday was Make A Difference Day at both of our Clinic locations. 60 people were seen at each site. At the Tapo Street site our medical staff offered people flu shots, blood screening tests and our counseling staff distributed information on parenting. At our Dental clinic children received exams by dentists and teeth cleanings from dental hygienists. We even had the mobile dental clinic there to provide an additional two opratories making a total of seven.

Monday, October 6, 2008

News Update

Much going on around the Free Clinic recently. In September we received a donation of panaflex x-ray machine for our Dental Clinic. This devise allows the dentist to x-ray all the teeth at once to better determine there relationship to one another. This is especially helpful when extrcting wisdom teeth. Also in September the Clinic received a $15,000 grant from Alcoa Fastening Systems. Alcoa is very committed to supporting the charities in their community.

On Friday October 2nd the Clinic hosted the United Blood Services Bloodmobile The first Friday of everymonth the Free Clinic Sponsors a blood drive. Supplies of blood have run low due to the demand following the recent Metrolink train disaster.

And finally, today we hosted a luncheon at Marie Callenders for our volunteer dentists. Eight were able to attend and all had a great time.