Local residents with dental issues who forgo treatment because they do not have dental insurance will soon have an opportunity for treatment at cost. The California Dental Association Foundation (CDA) will be hosting a CDA Cares free dental clinic Friday and Saturday, September 27 and 28 at the National Orange Show Events Center. Doors open at 5:30 a.m. both days and patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. CDA’s goal is to provide care to about 1,900 people during the two-day clinic. The services offered will be limited to extractions, fillings, cleanings, some partial and full dentures, limited root canals, oral health education and assistance in finding a source for future dental care. Uncontrolled blood pressure or diabetes may prevent patients from receiving dental care during the event so attendees are advised to please take their prescribed medications as directed. The services will be provided by dentists and dental professionals. The National Orange Show Events Center is located at 689 South E Street, San Bernardino. Parking for the event will be free and no identification is required to seek care. For more, patients can call 877.516.8854 or visit https://www.cdafoundation.org/cda-cares/san-bernardino Residents needing dental care who are unable to attend the event at the National Orange Show still secure k dental care through several programs in place to help residents obtain the oral health care they need. Some programs are geared for children, others for the elderly and the disabled or medically compromised and others for uninsured adults who can’t afford treatment. They include Give Kids a Smile which provides free oral health care services to children from low-income, uninsured families across Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and the eastern portion of Los Angeles County. The Give Families a Smile program provides free oral health care services to adults and children ages five and older from low-income, uninsured families across Riverside, San Bernardino and the eastern portion of Los Angeles County. There is also the Donated Dental Services Program (DDS). DDS is supported by CDA and administered by the Dental Lifeline Network, formerly the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped. DDS links volunteer dentists throughout California with elderly, disabled and medically compromised individuals who cannot afford necessary dental treatment. Learn more about these programs at http://www.tcds.org/page/CommunityOutreachPro.