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Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures (BSBF) Team is coming to Minneapolis!!

Volunteers needed!!

October 15, 2022

The Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program bus provides free dental screenings and oral health education to kids aged 12 and under in the community. The screenings are not full exams, but rather a visual check of the mouth looking at oral hygiene status and signs of the need for dental care. When traveling to the surrounding states, the Colgate team relies heavily on gaining dental professional volunteers to assist with the screenings. Colgate BSBF has traveled to other states and often times utilize dental hygiene students, faculty, and local hygienists for these tasks as well!

What an excellent opportunity to volunteer on Oct. 15, 2022, while the Colgate Bus visits MN. They would greatly appreciate our assistance to secure volunteers who are students, faculty or MnDHA members. Volunteer hours will be awarded and can be applied to the Board of Dentistry professional development CE’s requirement. Colgate will provide certificates.

Here are the details: They need 2-3 hygienists or students at each site.

3 Visits on Saturday October 15th

Target #52

9:00am – 11:00am

2500 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406, USA

Target #1095

12:00 – 2:00pm

1650 New Brighton Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA

Target #16078

3:00 – 5:00pm

3601 MN-100, St Louis Park, MN 55416, USA

Please contact Andie Kyros, MSDH, Colgate,Inc. Coordinator, directly at this email or call her on her cell phone listed below:

ChicagoBSBFteam@gmail.com

724-961-0803

Ongoing Opportunities

If you would like to post a volunteer opportunity please email MnDHA37@gmail.com with the details

Minnesota Dental Hygienists’ Association

Are you looking to advance your career and network with other hygienists who are passionate about their profession MnDHA is always in need of volunteers to help with projects and serve on committees
Currently we are looking for leaders to fill the following volunteer positions
Public Relations Chair, Membership committee member and other ad hoc projects!

If you are interested in volunteering or taking on a leadership role please contact our MnDHA president

Hope Dental Clinic

We are in need of volunteer dentists, licensed hygienists and assistants as well as interpreters.
Our current need is:
Monday-Thursday days 8am-5pm or evenings 6pm-9pm.
The patients we see are individuals who do not have dental insurance and are unable to access care elsewhere.
651-789-7604
info@hopedentalclinic.orghopedentalclinic.org

LIGA International ​Flying Doctors of Mercy

Fred Kalinoff is a retired dentist from Stillwater, MN, since retirement, he has made more than 100 mission trips to Mexico and Guatemala.

“The nonprofit I work with is Liga International, “The Flying Doctors of Mercy” and they have been going to Mexico since 1934. We have 9 trips a year starting in October and ending in March. All leaving on the first Thursday or Friday of the month and last four days”

If you would like to volunteer please feel free to call Dr. Kalinoff or email him with questions at: ​​Fred Kalinoff, DDS – 651 428 7906 – kalinoff@comcast.net www.ligainternational.org/Web/Liga/Default.asp

Prince of Peace Mission Outpost Dental Clinic

Volunteer opportunities are available in our non-profit clinic that serves the uninsured. Hygienists are currently needed to provide triage/pain assessments, as well as assist in sterilization. Dentists and assistants are needed at treatment appointments. We have a beautiful new clinic located directly across from the Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville. Please go to our website for more information, at www.popmn.org/dental.

Contact: Trudy Koepsell, RDH, Coordinator
952-898-9318 – 13901 Fairview Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337

Team Smile

Team Smile is the nation’s premier advocacy group that partners oral health professionals with professional athletic organizations to provide life-changing dental care to underserved children in our communities. By partnering with professional sports organizations, we create an experience that develops bonds between children’s organizations, oral health professionals, surrounding communities, and the athletes that solidify the message that oral health care is vitally important to long-term health. Through this experience, children receive free oral health education, screening, treatment, and are taught that the mouth and body are linked for overall health.

www.teamsmile.org – 816-595-TEAM (8326) – info@teamsmile.org

C.A.R.E. Clinic

We are looking for volunteer dentists, registered dental hygienists, and dental assistants. Our clinic is open Tuesday nights from 5-8 PM. On those nights, we are performing extractions and some restorations. We hope to expand our services by offering dental cleanings.
Many of the patients are do not have insurance or are on a state plan and cannot find care elsewhere.

Contact: Sherry Gerlock, RDH
651-388-1022 ext 4 – sherryg@careclinicrw.com – ​ www.careclinicrw.com
1407 W. 4th Street Red Wing, MN 55066

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