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Free dental clinic in Wilmington

WILMINGTON -- We all know how important it is to take good care of our teeth, but some people simply don't have the means to get annual check ups. This is Zenia Ward's second year going to the free dental clinic in Wilmington. This time she is leaving with two less teeth. Ward said, "Last year when I came, I was too scared to do it. This year I went ahead and got it done. It didn't really hurt at all, so I was very surprised." No matter what the dental problem doctors and volunteers helped deliver solutions. Dndodontist Dr. Al Roseman said, "We provide here examinations, which is part of triage, restorative procedures. We are providing profalactus, which are known as cleanings and extractions." Grey Wilson had an alternative motive for volunteering: the clinic is good practice before starting dental school at Chapel Hill. Wilson said, "I knew that if I really wanted to think about doing this for a career, I needed to be around it and see if I enjoyed it. And luckily I have. I've always felt the need to give back because I feel I've been blessed in my own life." And for those taking advantage of the free services they left with an important lesson. John Ward said, "I need to take better care of my teeth, because in many years I will be needing them." The clinic is going on Saturday May 3 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. behind the Wesley Memorial Church on College Road in Wilmington.

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hello my son was beaten at

hello my son was beaten at his home last weekend and we had to go to chapel hill he saw the dentist their his teeth got pretty banged up.we have to go back for follow up but are having trouble with transportation we live in shallotte and was wondering about a dental clinic or dental school in wilmington to do his follow up if you know of dentist or school that can take a look at him please email or call thank you


You know this was 3 years ago right? Try suing the ppl that beat him up.

Dental Clinic

Where is the clinic going to be held? Also, can they do impressions for dentures (top plate only). Lost my job and insurance, now my husband calls me "gummy". HELP!!!!

I would like to know if this

I would like to know if this clinic is just for children or if adults alike.

free clinic

I dont understand if they do cleanings or just extractions. And what this clinic is called. Is is for only one Saturday or several.

I do not have insurance and

I do not have insurance and am interested in attending this clinic.

free dental care

do to Thyroid cancer and the treatment... my bottom teeth have all fallen out in a matter of 8=10 weeks. Can you help or know someoneone that cans ?? TY Gail

Al Roseman is an

Al Roseman is an Endodontist which is a Root canal specialist dentist. Prophylaxis is another term for a cleaning Not Profalactus. Extractions are offered at this clinic which is pulling a tooth. The interviews should be a little more thorough so you don't look silly. BTW This annual free clinic is called The Mission of Mercy

Daughter's teeth

My daughter is 29 years old and has front teeth that5 are broken and fragile. I helped helped her with bonding a few years ago and it fell off recent;ly. I hate seeing her look like this and we don't have the funds to help her. She has a lot of acid erosion. She and her husband don't have insurance. Are their any free or low payment dentists or dental clinics around?


You might try the Cape Fear Clinic located at St. Mary's Catholic Church in downtown Wilmington. Go to for more information.

You can also try the New Hanover Community Health Center located on North 4th Street.

You can also call Wesley Memorial Church and ask when they will be having another free clinic.

If you daughter and her husband are in extremely bad financial condition, you can contact the New Hanover County Department of Social Services to see if they can qualify for Medicaid. There are MANY dentists in Wilmington who accept it.

I hope this helps your daughter.

my sister

My sister Carolyn has been very abused and throwed away by her x husband, plus she was hit by a truck while walking to get food, she doesn't drive. I moved her to Leland from Florida after 2 weeks of my husband of 35 years died. Carolyn needs help, she has no money and and only a income of $960.00 for her rent, lights etc. She only one front tooth left and some of her front bottom teeth, many broken off teeth, she has alot of pain and I'm trying to find her help on her income. If she could get all pulled and dentures that would be a God sent. Do you know what I can do for her or who to contact. My phone number is 910-371-0574. Thank you for any help of free service.

Dental student

Dr. Roseman, I am currently going to school for Dental Assisting at Miller Motte College. I would be interested in volunteering some of my time to help you out with this. I am going into my 3rd quarter and when I'm finished I will have a Degree.. I am very excited to get into this field. Thanks for your time.. Kathy