Local Dentist to Volunteer at Free Dental Clinic on June 16-17 in Erie, PA
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 June 16-17, 2017, in Erie, PA. The clinic is located at the Gannon University Recreation and Wellness Center at 130 West 4th Street, Erie, PA 16541.
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 2016 Pittsburgh clinic, MOM-n-PA has completed 22,248 procedures and provided more than $3.5 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 Gannon University in Erie. 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 second year of the MOM-n-PA free dental clinics.
“Each year, the MOM-n-PA clinic treats thousands of patients who are in need of free dental care. The volunteer dental professionals look forward to working at this clinic, because it’s a special way that we can give back to the community. There’s nothing better than to help relieve someone’s pain and provide them with top-notch dental care. We help as many people as we can, and they appreciate the care they receive at absolutely no cost. It’s a fulfilling mission, and so far, MOM-n-PA has treated more than 6,500 children and adults in the past four years,” said Dr. Semashko.
Previous years’ MOM-n-PA free dental clinic sites include 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.