Henderson church hosting dental clinic

Aug. 13, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Residents of Henderson can get free dental work at Central Baptist Church on Friday.

A dental bus will be stationed on its campus, 2574 Ruin Creek Road, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for people who need services like fillings, extractions and routine checkups.

The event is sponsored by the North Carolina Baptist Men Association, a community outreach program based on the Christian faith, which has administered the service in North Carolina since 1898 through its medical and dental ministry.

The program targets people without insurance, the impoverished, minorities, migrant workers, fair workers, the homeless and the elderly, according to its website.

The Rev. Dustin Nally, associate pastor of disciple making at Central Baptist, said the church partnered with the organization to build a relationship with the community and meet its immediate needs.

He said no one without insurance or personal identification will be turned away.

“They just need to bring themselves,” he said.

Nally said the church aims to serve 25 to 30 people in a rotating shift throughout the day.

Before dental work begins, volunteer medical assistants will check vital signs and medical backgrounds, just in case patients have to be sedated.

The church has been recruiting volunteers for these services, as well as for distributing snacks and spreading the Gospel during the event.

For more information, call the church at (252) 492-4215.

 

Contact the writer at dhairston@hendersondispatch.com.