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Free Dental Clinic at Fourth Avenue UMC, Sojourn Community Church and St Joseph's Church
in  Louisville.  There have been 13 free clinics at these locations in 2017 and more free clinics have been scheduled for 2018. Dentists and hygienists treating the patients are all volunteers.
We can always use a few more dentists and hygienists.

Here are the 2018 dates for the first six months:

Jan 20         4th Ave        8:30 to 1 pm

Feb 17        4th Ave        8:30 to 1 pm                 

Feb 24        Sojourn       10 am to 2 pm

March 17    St Joe’s       8:30 to 1 pm

April 21      4th Ave        8:30 to 1 pm

May 19       4th Ave        8:30 to 1 pm

June 16       St Joe's       8:00 to 1 pm

Volunteers please call Randy Ransdell 502/599-7361 to sign up.
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WaterStep and the Louisville Dental Society

The Louisville Dental Society certainly plays a huge role in the city’s dental community, but its members go above and beyond their day to day responsibilities to help those around them. LDS has served the community this past year through their Teeth to Toes campaign partnership with WaterStep, a non-profit whose mission is to save lives with safe water, and it was through one of the Louisville Dental Society’s members that made this partnership possible. Dr. Joe Jacobi, a selfless leader who serves as the liaison between the two organizations, is actively involved in the Louisville Dental Society as he practiced dentistry for 36 years before selling his company and going into full-time service work with WaterStep. At WaterStep where he has volunteered since 2011, he supervises the volunteer manufacturing team who builds the water treatment products that WaterStep sends around the world, participates in the research and development team to develop and produce new technologies and equipment for water treatment and sanitation, and has traveled with field teams on many water projects, most recently to Puerto Rico. Because of Dr. Joe’s work, WaterStep and the LDS have been able to collaborate to help change the world with safe water through the Teeth to Toes campaign, a program with a mission to get shoe drives in dental offices in the region. These shoe drives help fund the endeavors that WaterStep undertakes to fix the water problem around the world. Already, several dental offices have partnered with WaterStep through the campaign and are not only collecting shoes, but are spreading the word about this nonprofit’s mission because of this. If you would like to participate in the campaign by hosting a shoe drop-off box in your office, please contact Natalie Bonura at natalie.bonura@waterstep.org for more information.

Smile Kentucky 4C Logo 264 x 250 pixelsSmile Kentucky! tackles the most common disease affecting U.S. children, dental decay.  Smile Kentucky! is a unique community partnership to provide dental education and free dental care to children at elementary schools in Louisville Metro and surrounding counties. Smile Kentucky! complements an effort by the American Dental Association (ADA). The ADA has called the program a model for community service.

Smile Kentucky provides education resources for the classroom and the community.  Check out the new Brush your teeth! video and other tools to teach proper dental care to children and young adults.

Learn about the program and how to get involved.


Refuge Louisville
hosted their "Crossover 2017 Health Clinic" for local refugees on Saturday, November 11th, 2017  from 10am-2pm. Refuge Louisville is a nonprofit intra-church organization that embraces refugees.  Check out their website to spark your interest at refugelouisville.com.  Society dentists and Louisville area dental hygienists did dental screenings and made referrals for dental treatment. Dr. Michelle Carma​n, michellecarmandmd@gmail.com led the group event.  Thank you for your service!
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