FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

December 1, 2009

CONTACT:
 Denise Lamott, 415.381.8793, Denise@DeniseLamottPR.com


GLIDE HEALTH SERVICES TEAMS-UP WITH WELLS FARGO TO BRING "TOOTH MOBILE" TO PEOPLE WITH LOW- AND NO-INCOME

Kick Off Event Monday, December 7 at 10:30am
        
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Glide Health Services and Wells Fargo have teamed up to bring the Tooth Mobile to students in Glide’s YouthBuild program and patients of Glide Health Services. The Tooth Mobile is a tailor-made, forty-foot motor home consisting of two dental chairs, x-ray equipment and a lab -- all the equipment necessary to deliver comprehensive care. Providing dental screening, teeth cleaning, fillings, extractions, fluoride treatments, X-rays and dental health education to youth and adults who do not have access to dental care, the Tooth Mobile is a full-service dental office on wheels.


The Tooth Mobile will be stationed at Glide from Monday, December 7th through Friday, December 11th. The Tooth Mobile will then move to the Glide YouthBuild site on Treasure Island from Monday, December 14th and remain through December 18th. During this two-week period, Glide expects to provide free dental exams, cleaning and necessary work to 140 patients.


The diagnosed dental work will be performed on the Tooth Mobile. Glide is expecting that many of the students and adults will be seeing a dentist for the first time in several years and may require significant work.


The program was funded by Wells Fargo who provided a $25,000 grant to cover the cost of the two-week Tooth Mobile.


“By providing free oral screenings and dental treatments to these underserved youth and adults, Glide Health Services is taking crucial step to help their self-esteem, oral hygiene and overall well-being,” said Karen Hill, Glide Health Services Clinic Manager.
 
For additional information about the programs, please call Karent Hill 510-691-8614.

About GLIDE
Located at Ellis and Taylor in the Tenderloin, one of San Francisco's harshest urban environments, Glide Foundation is an oasis that has served the poor and disenfranchised for over 40 years.   From serving nearly one million meals a year, to holiday programs helping over 80,000, to operating a professional medical clinic, to youth job training, to offering weekly spiritual celebrations at Glide Church, and much more – Glide touches the lives of many people. Glide has helped thousands of disenfranchised and poor people get back on their feet and find their way to jobs, housing and spiritual fulfillment. For more information about Glide, please call (415) 674-6000 or visit www.glide.org.

 

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