The mission of the Community Dental Clinic is to provide low-cost access to dental care through treatment, prevention and education of disease to low-income individuals and families.
In 2009, access to dental services was identified as the number one social service need in Pinellas County. United with a shared vision for providing affordable dental services, The Salvation Army, Clearwater Free Clinic and UPARC collaborated to establish was is today the Community Dental Clinic. The CDC is a non-profit facility that relies on dental volunteers to provide basic hygiene, extractions and composites (fillings) to the adult patients that qualify in upper Pinellas County.
We at the CDC believe everyone deserves affordable dental care, and our goal is to improve oral health through education and prevention. When oral issues are caught early patients avoid loss, costly and unnecessary trips to the emergency room, and missed work days.