Valley Pediatric Dentistry’s own Dr. Heather Parsons volunteered for the RAM event in Carson City, #Nevada on October 17 and 18, 2015. She was one of 20 area dentists and other healthcare professionals who were at the event to help treat patients. Dr. Parsons provided local patients with various pediatric dental care #services as well as adult care such as: teeth cleanings, extractions and some restoration services.
Hundreds of area residents packed the Carson High School gym on Friday in anticipation of the Remote Area Medical group’s #free medical services event. See the complete article in the Nevada Appeal….
“We are discovering that a lot of people in Carson City don’t have adequate health insurance and we are seeing that the first things to drop are vision and dental,” said Kathy Bartosz, director of Partnership Carson City. “We have significant numbers that can’t afford it and are going to work when in pain and that impairs their ability to function at peak performance.”
Many healthcare professionals believe not having access to healthcare that provides vision and dental benefits impacts people because it endangers their entire health system and can prevent them from being successful with their job or school.
“People will be there for the dentist and eye doctor needs because you can’t get your teeth and eyes worked on at the emergency room,” said Stan Brock, president and founder of RAM. “It is a sad state of affairs for under insured Americans who can’t afford healthcare.”
The RAM group, in conjunction with Partnership Carson City, are trying to help Carson City residents who are uninsured or under insured get free dental, vision and other medical services.
Dr. Matthew Schofield and his son Austin take a look at Carly Samara’s teeth Friday during the free Remote Area Medical clinic at Carson High. The clinick continues until Sunday at 2pm.