Individuals with dental issues will be able to get the care they need, for free, when a mobile dental clinic once again rolls into town.
The Washington Heights Baptist Church, at 1495 Washington Road, is returning the Mobile Dental Clinic to Thomson July 11-13 to provide relief to people needing a tooth pulled, a cavity filled or suffering from emergency issues.
“It's true, without proper health coverage, a dentist is the last person we think about seeing. We'll live with the pain until it's so severe that something must be done. This mobile unit is a huge blessing to adults who have nowhere to turn for help or the financial means to find it,” said Pastor Doug Thompson, the pastor at Washington Heights Baptist Church since 2013.
The clinic returns to Washington Heights Baptist Church for it's fourth consecutive year to provide care and consultation to any adult who is without health or dental coverage and is experiencing an apparent dental issue. The unit is set up to fill cavities and extract problematic teeth. Volunteer dental students from Augusta University and Dental Assistant students from the Augusta Tech Dental Assisting Program will be present to assist the dental operation.
The mobile clinic is a cooperative ministry of the Baptist Mobile Health Ministry and the Georgia Baptist Mission Board and exists to provide caring health service and Christian witness to the underserved people of Georgia. The mobile clinic is an evangelistic tool that helps the churches and associations of the Georgia Baptist Convention with community outreach through health care.
““I believe that providing such a ministry shows the love of Christ in a very real way to those in our community who are unable to receive it by other means,” Thompson said.
The actual dates of the clinic are July 11-13 but to register, candidates must call 706-595-3283 between the hours of 9 a.m. and Noon on Tuesday, July 9 for an over the phone assessment. Appointments to the clinic will be given out at that time. A limited number of appointments are available.
“If the phone is busy, keep trying,” Thompson said.