Dental care is an essential service in Clay County

Veterans Council Clay County Florida, Inc.
Volunteers at the eventPhoto byJessica Polvikoski

First Baptist Church Middleburg hosted a successful Mobile Dental Event in Middleburg, Florida, on April 4 - 8, 2023. The event culminated the year-long efforts of many volunteers from the Church, Veterans Council Clay County Florida, Inc, The Florida Baptist Convention Mobile Dental Unit, and exceptional volunteer dental professionals in Clay County. Hours of planning and preparation went into this successful event, and these partners committed to providing this essential service to the citizens of Clay County and surrounding communities.

The event produced the equivalent of $40k in the estimated total value of services such as examinations, X-rays, fillings, and teeth extractions for 59 clients. Many of these clients arrived in extreme pain and needed antibiotics for tooth infections. Overall, this event provided clients with 93 extractions and twenty-five fillings, each with exams and x-rays as needed. Volunteers provided an estimated 775 volunteer hours for the five-day event.

Florida Baptist Convention provides dental services throughout Florida. Access their yearly schedule for events at The Florida Department of Health website provides an interactive map of dental providers in Florida at if living outside of Clay County.

The Way Free Clinic,, (904) 531-9504, plans expansion to a separate facility on College Street. For now, those adults who need dental services can arrive at 0730 at 479 Houston Street, Green Cove Springs, Florida, and be seen on a first-come, first-serve on Fridays when dental services are available. Parents can take children between the ages of 3 - 20 to the Baker Clay Children's Dental Clinic at 1343 Idlewild Avenue, Green Cove Springs, Florida—call (904) 531-9695 or 866-617-8708 ext 2282 to make an appointment. Restrictions apply to both services.

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Veterans Council of Clay County Florida, Inc. (EIN: 86-1868391) is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity Veterans Organization. Our mission is to unify efforts to improve the quality of life for our 30,000 plus Veterans and their families in Clay County.

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