Cranberry Township, PA – Dr. Gregory Semashko, an endodontist with a practice in Cranberry Township, PA, and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, will volunteer in Pennsylvania’s largest free dental clinic on May 18-19, 2018, in Reading, PA. The clinic is located at the Santander Arena at 700 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601.
Every year, the MOM-n-PA free dental clinic sets up at a city in Pennsylvania and provides dental treatment at no cost to those who cannot afford dental care. From the inaugural year of the clinic in 2013, to the 2017 Erie clinic, MOM-n-PA has completed 25,925 procedures on 7,255 patients, and has provided more than $4.1 million worth of dental care to patients.
More than 800 volunteer dental professionals, including general dentists, endodontists, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, pediatric dentists, and dental hygienists and technicians will treat patients for two days at Santander Arena in Reading. All necessary dental equipment is donated by manufacturers to ensure patients have state-of-the art care, and sponsors support the clinic through donations.
Individuals are treated on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no income guidelines or requirements, and proof of insurance is not needed. Patients do not need to be residents of Pennsylvania.
The doors will open at 6 a.m. to begin treating patients. Patients should arrive very early on either day since there is no pre-registration and no appointments will be taken. The clinic may see as many as 1,000 patients each day. Services provided at the clinic include cleanings, fillings, extractions, and limited root canals. Pediatric dentists will be available to treat children, and a parent or guardian must be with children under 18 at all times.
Dr. Semashko of Endodontics in Cranberry is volunteering for the third year of the MOM-n-PA free dental clinics.
“It’s gratifying to provide dental care to people who may not be able to afford it, or who are unsure where to find dental services for their needs. I’m looking forward to helping as many people as I can during both days of the Mission. Providing this type of care will not only make people feel better, but it will also help to improve their oral and overall health. This dental clinic is offered at no cost, and there are no eligibility requirements, so we expect to serve even more people than last year,” said Dr. Semashko.
Previous years’ MOM-n-PA free dental clinic sites include Erie, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Allentown, and North Philadelphia.
For more information, visit http://www.mom-n-pa.com/.
About Endodontics in Cranberry
Endodontics in Cranberry is a full-service endodontics office in the North Hills / Cranberry Township area of Pittsburgh. Dr. Gregory Semashko and his office staff have served the region for more than 23 years. As a specialty office, they treat root canals, dental traumas, and problems related to older root canals. Dr. Gregory Semashko believes in providing a pleasant and caring environment and personalized treatment for all of his patients. Dr. Semashko is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, Department of Endodontics; a member of the American Association of Endodontists; and the President of the Pennsylvania Association of Endodontics.