Thank You For Your Service
On Easter Weekend the Mobile Dental Unit of Caring Hands Worldwide swung into action to serve Veterans at the Fall Creek Event Center.
Veterans attending were served a substantial breakfast before rotating to the dental stations. Services offered included examinations, x-rays, cleanings, fillings and extractions, as well as Life Style Counseling. The veterans, who represented branches of service including the Marines, Navy, Airforce and Army ranged in age from 27 to 67, came from Oakridge, Springfield, Eugene, Lane Community College, and the University of Oregon.
Many thanks to the 27 individuals who provided the care, including dentists and hygienists, dental assistants, students, cooks, and other community volunteers.
This and other similar free dental clinics are made possible by the passage of House Bill 3139 which allows the placement and operation of mobile dental clinics on private property for up to 180 days a year, a bill introduced and sponsored by Representative Cedric Hayden.
Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to all those who have protected our Nation and Freedoms in the service of our Country. Thank you!