Free Dental Services Offered to Dozens of Underserved Utahns

What: The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) will provide free dental services to dozens of underserved Utahns during one of its Bridging Communities and Clinics Dental Day Clinics.

Why: This will be the 11th Dental Day Clinic the UDOH Office of Health Disparities, Family Dental Plan, and Oral Health Program have hosted since August 2016. The clinics are aimed at increasing access to oral health care in underserved populations. More than 700 Utah residents have received dental care through the clinics.

Clinics are designed to serve residents of the Glendale and South Salt Lake communities, two of Utah’s most underserved communities. Services like x-rays, exams, fillings, extractions, cleanings, and sealants are all offered at no cost to the patient.

Nearly 130 dentists and dental students, hygienists and hygiene students, interpreters, and oral health interns have volunteered their time at the clinics. The clinics have provided more than $160,000 of dental care at no cost to patients. Most clinic patients are uninsured and have not seen a dentist in years.

Funding for the clinics is provided through a federal grant, which is set to expire before the end of the year.

When: Friday, March 15, 2019
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Family Dental Plan Clinic
168 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City

Media Contact:
Brittney Okada
Office of Health Disparities
(m) 385.315.0220