Experienced Dental Assistant
TO VOLUNTEER ONE DAY A MONTH FOR FOUR HOURS
Nature Coast Ministries is a faith-based 501(c)3 organization that seeks financial and volunteer support from the entire community. We do not pretend to hide the fact that it is our relationship with Jesus Christ that drives us. Services will be available to anyone in need, and address both the physical and spiritual needs of those we meet.
Our purpose at Nature Coast Ministries is to put forth in the community the expressed love, hope and forgiveness of Jesus Christ through actions which improve the quality of life for our citizens while respecting their inherent dignity as fellow human beings. We will do this without regard for race, gender, religion, age, marital status or station.
In 2018, Nature Coast Ministries provided 419 patient visits at the No Cost Dental Clinic. During those visits, 746 procedures (a combination of new patient evaluations, fillings and extractions) were performed. For those that wish to help, we need volunteers and donations. You can also download a free brochure to help spread the word.
Recent statistics published for 2017 show that 14% of the population of Florida have annual incomes below the poverty line, which is $12,060 for an individual. In Citrus County, where the population is 145,600, there are over 20,000 people living at or below the poverty level. Since Nature Coast Ministries’ No Cost Dental Clinic is available to those with incomes that are less than 150% of the poverty line, more than 30,000 people are estimated to qualify for our no cost dental services.
What do we do?
In order to expand our focus and meet more needs of the community, Nature Coast Ministries is working with other agencies in the area as well as local dental professionals to provide care to our under-insured members of the community.
These free services allow Citrus County residents who do not have dental insurance and are within 200% of the federal poverty guideline to have access to dental services. These services are made available at no cost to them thanks to the donations we receive.
The Dental Clinic
Our dental clinic has been built not only to make our patients comfortable while receiving treatment, but also to attract high-quality dental professionals. The facility has been constructed with high-standard “state of the art” digital equipment to allow professionals to work efficiently and easily without hassle.
Our main goal is to minimize and eliminate the unnecessary pain our neighbors feel due to infection or broken teeth and to feel more confident in their appearance when seeking employment.
Due to the extremely high demand of our services, the facility is only able to provide fillings and extractions by appointment only.
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