Dental clinic is 1 year old

Serves low- to moderate-income families

The new state-of-the-art dental clinic at the Conejo Free Clinic in Thousand Oaks is marking its one-year anniversary this month.

After three years of planning, fund raising and construction, the dental clinic’s first year of operation has provided basic and advanced dentistry free of charge to approximately 500 underserved adults and children.

The clinic is staffed by volunteers from the Ventura County/ San Fernando Valley dental profession.

In addition to basic exams, x-rays, cleanings and fillings, the clinic also offers advanced care in senior and pediatric dentistry.

“We are providing free dentistry to families, single parents, military veterans, foster children, seniors on fixed incomes and students. The unmet need is monumental,” said John Graeser, DDS, dental clinic director and lead volunteer.“

“Our dental team is all-volunteer, and we are honored to be helping people with devastating and chronic dental pain and infection who have nowhere to turn,” said Graeser.

Patients must meet low- or moderate-income levels.

Dentists, dental assistants, RDAs, receptionists and private practice voucher partners may join the clinic dental team.

The CFC dental clinic is supported by the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks/Rotary International, Weingart Foundation, Sherwood Cares, Soroptimist of the Conejo, Livingston Memorial Foundation and Ventura County Community Foundation.

Call (805) 328-3100 or go to conejofreeclinic.org for more information or to make an appointment.

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