Navigation Links
Coast Dental Hygienist Provides Dental Care at Event Far from Home
Date:6/17/2013

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 17, 2013

A television show inspired Tampa dental hygienist Johnathan Lawson to travel 10 hours to help a group of strangers this month. He was part of a team of volunteer dentists, hygienists, doctors and nurses who set up a makeshift clinic at Cleveland High School in Cleveland, TN, during the first weekend in June to help hundreds of patients who couldn’t afford dental or medical care.

Johnathan, who works at Coast Dental Action Plaza and Coast Dental Silvermill Plaza in Tampa, FL, learned about the volunteer organization Remote Area Medical when it was featured on “60 Minutes” last year. Johnathan was impressed by how well-organized the group was, and signed up as a volunteer. The Tennessee event was his first one with the group. When the doors opened, about 400 people were waiting in line.

“Some patients had camped out since 10 p.m.,” Johnathan said. “Most of the patients I saw didn’t have jobs, or money, or insurance, so you’re trying to provide a service that otherwise they would not get.”

Remote Area Medical events typically draw 1,000 people over the course of a weekend. The group provides basic medical services, women’s health checks, eye exams and dental services, no questions asked. More than 70% of the patients ask to see a dentist.

“The dentists do a lot of extractions. The hygienists do a lot of periodontal work to treat infection and provide basic cleanings and fluoride treatments,” said Johnathan. “The organization has sterilizers on-site and they hold to OSHA standards. It’s very well run.”

Best of all is the patients’ reactions.

“They’re extremely grateful – anything from hugs and kisses to some people being in tears. They’re very appreciative,” Johnathan said.

The Tampa hygienist is already planning to make the trip back to Tennessee for another Remote Area Medical event.

View WRCB-TV’s story about the event.

About Coast Dental
Coast Dental, P.A., with its professional associations, is one of the largest providers of general and specialty care in the United States with more than 175 affiliated practices operating as Coast Dental, SmileCare and Nevada Dental Associates in Florida, Georgia, California, Nevada and Texas. Coast Dental Services, Inc. is a privately-held practice management company that provides comprehensive, non-clinical business and administrative services to its affiliated practices. The company is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.CoastDental.com.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10840151.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Coastal Disaster Recovery, Inc. Prepares for Hurricane Season with Residential and Commercial Customers at MOSI's Hurricane Expo in Tampa.
2. Cape Coral Oral Surgeon William Mathurin Joins Coast Dental
3. Successful Dieter Starts Gold Coast With Revolutionary Weight Loss Supplement, Garcinia Cambogia
4. Sovereign Health and West Coast Symposium Present SAP Training
5. J.R. Martinez Delivers Keynote Address to West Coast University Graduates
6. Coast Dental Pasadena Welcomes Dr. David Sherberg
7. MessageSolution Releases Enterprise eDiscovery Platform 7.0 at LegalTech 2013 West Coast Expo
8. Board-Certified Periodontist Joins Coast Dental in Ocala and Lakeland
9. H1N1 Flu Virus Detected in Seals Off California Coast
10. LDM Global to Host VIP Happy Hour Event at LegalTech West Coast
11. Maui'd Forever Clients Get To Preview Latest Activity Video For The Inaccessible Napali Coastline
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a ... utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the ... a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes ... a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October ... Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... most influential people in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their ... 18,000 views from around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented ... the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is ... events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and ... of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six ... years in the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... ORLANDO, Fla. , Oct. 2, 2017  AllianceRx ... services company formed by Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager ... of its new brand, which included the unveiling of ... Fla. , as well as at a few ... introduces the new brand to patients, some of whom ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile app is ... to reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. The app ... medicine intake and stepping down their dosage in a safe, ... in December 2017; the first 100,000 people to sign up ... http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... WASHINGTON , Sept. 28, 2017 Cohen ... to advance the use of wearable and home sensors ... brain disorders. Early Signal Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused ... populations, will provide an affordable analytical system to record ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: