The mission of the Community Dental Clinic is to provide low-cost access to dental care through treatment, prevention and education to low-income adults living in upper Pinellas County.
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 the Community Dental Clinic. The CDC is a volunteer-driven, non-profit, non-government facility that provides basic hygiene, extractions and composites (fillings) for a nominal fee.
We at the CDC believe everyone deserves affordable dental care, and our goal is to improve oral health through treatment, education and prevention. Access to low-cost dental care improves our patients’ overall health, reduces unnecessary emergency room visits and often opens doors for better work opportunities.