Provides dental care to South Jersey residents who are unable to afford treatment. This is the only free program in the region that provides screenings, preventive, restorative, follow-up care, and access to dentures and crowns.
The main goal of the Connecticut Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic is to provide oral healthcare and oral health education to the underserved, uninsured and working poor, with a continued focus on providing extensive treatment for veterans.
Provide access to free comprehensive dentistry for society's most vulnerable individuals with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile, including veterans, and have no other way to get help.
Provide dental health services, screening and education as an important component of the continuum of care provided to the men, women and children who reside in their homeless shelters, transitional housing and in their substance use disorder recovery programs.
Provide high quality, comprehensive, free dental services and accessible care in a patient-centered manner, conducting thorough dental exams for uninsured, underinsured, charity care patients, specifically children, developmentally disabled, and seniors.
Increase access and improve the health of low-income seniors and veterans in Southern NJ by providing them with comprehensive, high quality dental care.
Provide comprehensive dental care, including dentures and oral hygiene services, to uninsured or underinsured adults ages 65 and older (including those with dementia and Alzheimer's) with untreated dental disease and/or tooth loss.
Improve the oral health of underserved urban youth in Newark by establishing a dental home for children to receive high-quality comprehensive oral healthcare
Provide in-school oral health education and preventive, high quality dental care to underserved, at-risk children to reduce harmful effects of dental disease and establish a dental home.
Provide comprehensive, safe, and effective dental care to individuals with developmental and medically complex disabilities who reside at Matheny and outpatients that come to the agency throughout the state and region.
Enhance capacity to utilize specialized equipment, techniques and strategies to provide compassionate and comprehensive care for those who depend on the program, including those with disabilities, including autism, down syndrome, and traumatic brain injury.
Support the dentist at the Paterson Public Schools Dental Clinic, serving underserved children in Paterson.
Increase community outreach through Healthy Avenues Van program, providing oral healthcare and education to children, developmentally disabled persons, seniors, and veterans in the Greater Union County Area, as well as support equipment for their implant supported denture program.
Provide comprehensive oral healthcare information, including offering free dental screenings and instructions on correct brushing and flossing techniques to participating Special Olympics athletes, as well as increase awareness among dental professionals of the healthcare needs of those with special needs and provide direct access to care for Special Olympics athletes.
Provide free accessible oral health treatment to adults and children who participate in Special Olympics New Jersey. Offer a first-of-its-kind dental treatment clinic that will provide athletes the opportunity to receive dental treatments in a friendly, open environment with healthcare professionals trained in working with this population.
Improve the dental health of low-income senior citizens by creating a dental operatory at the Fones Dental Hygiene Clinic that is equipped to provide dental treatment services, including simple restorative dental care and denture fitting for senior citizens for the first time in the hygiene clinic’s history.
Increase access to dental professionals that are highly skilled and knowledgeable in working with individuals who have intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) or autism. Wheeler is partnering with Harc, Inc., a Hartford-based nonprofit provider of supports for individuals with IDD, to address the dental needs of individuals with IDD or autism.
Support the 4th Annual Smiles for Our Heroes – a two-day event that provides dental care, health screenings, and access to other veterans’ resources for more than 200 vets and their families. Services include comprehensive dental exams, x-rays, denture evaluations and fittings, fillings, extractions, dental cleanings, topical fluoride varnish treatments, sealants, oral hygiene instruction, urgent dental care, and some restorative treatments.