Volunteers Needed To Serve
Northwest Community Hospital’s Mobile Dental Clinic has been providing high quality oral health care services to our community for seven years now. The program has grown tremendously and has operated at full patient capacity for the last few years. We feel fortunate to have the invaluable support of Elk Grove, Palatine, and Wheeling Townships, our volunteers, Harper College Dental Hygiene Program and the dental students from the University of Illinois. From the beginning, generous dental professionals like you have been extremely important in enabling us to expand our service to the community.
Our newest mission is to help provide dental services to persons with disabilities. Northwest Community Hospital (NCH) has formed a partnership with the Little City Foundation (LCF) in Palatine to provide dental services to their residents. This process was started with a dental assessment of the residents to see how to best use the designated funds. Through philanthropy, a 2 operatory dental suite that sits within the LCF medical facility at 1760 W. Algonquin Road was constructed. Little City has hired a part time hygienist to oversee the program and provide direct services, along with a caretaker training, and patient desensitization component.
The Mobile Dental Clinic will provide restorative dental services 2-3 days per month at this location and would like to keep the MDC running at full capacity. In order to do this, we will need the help of our volunteers. If you would like to get involved either by volunteering at the MDC or helping out at Little City, please fill out the Mobile Dental Clinic volunteer application by CLICKING HERE.
Thank you for your support.
A heartfelt thanks to those of you who donated your time to the Mobile Dental Clinic. We sincerely appreciate the effort you made to help those in need of oral health care. The Mobile Dental Clinic always needs dental hygienists to donate a few hours. For more information, call (847) 618-5572.
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How Can You Contribute Towards This Project?
We are asking you to donate 4 – 8 hours of your valuable time every month/quarter to provide care for the underserved and give back to the community in a meaningful way. For those who are unable to volunteer their time at the clinic we are asking you to accept no-charge referrals from our clinic into your practice.
How will Northwest Community support you if you become a part of this project?
- All volunteer providers will have professional liability provided by Northwest Community Hospital.
- Only truly poor people will qualify for services.
- If you want to accept referrals, we will refer only the number of patients you want per month. (Example: 1 per month or as per your request).
- Public recognition for services