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FREE Denal help in Asheville, NC August 2012

Cassie Minor started this conversation
FREE Denal help in Asheville, NC in August 2012

August 10-11, 2012
A-B Technical Community College
340 Victoria Rd.
Asheville, NC 28801

Common services provided includes extractions, fillings, cleanings and panoramic x-rays.

Don't forget to show your appreciation at these events since this motivates the professionals to volunteer again in future events.

GO EARLY! Not only does it increase your chances of being seen, you are in the first group of patients getting treatment.

Bring something to do, eat and drink. No matter how you look at it, there will be a waiting period. It is the nature of these type events. While you will likely meet new people and be distracted in some communication, it helps if you prepare yourself for the wait. Otherwise, it can be very tense to sit among many hungry, thirsty, tired people.

Cassandra Minor, RDH, BSDH
Making access to dental care a reality for all.


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Cassie Minor   in reply to DR. TRUTH
Dr. Mac,

You and I agree on your innovative solution to eliminating much of the expense in healthcare, especially dentistry. As a matter of fact, it is included in the MPACT position paper.

However, as you well know, you are ahead of your time. While it would be wonderful if we could change the way the economics of our profession operates, there are many many politics involved. Please post professionals that provide your solution for others to see.

C Minor
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Cassie Minor   in reply to DR. TRUTH
No doubt, nothing is free. For many years, me and colleagues have financed our work without accepting a salary from the organizations we've led. However, I have always understood it was for a reason. For example, a nationally recognized free dental organization is now fully funded and led by our dental society.

This was simply a stepping stone in addressing access to dental health care.
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DR. TRUTH
Please remember very few thing you get that is man made is free. Someone has got to pay for it. Pay for it up front and direct and it cost a dollar pay for it later through someone else and it will cost you everything.
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DR. TRUTH
Hello Cassie,
I am sorry I haven't responded is so long. I had few distractions. Anyway, I am a dentist in the Atlanta area. Your promotion of the free clinics is good. However, it is only a bandaid on a mortal wound. Our problem in dentistry and healthcare in general runs much deeper than a free clinic here and there. We must address ( and I have begun to so as have doctors) the systemic problem that makes access to basic dental and medical care nearly impossible to much of our population. That limited access due to unnecessarily high fees has played a large role in creating unnecessary suffer and destroying this nations economic system. The basic error is health insurance does not equal healthcare. This basic concept is the core of our problem. If we recognize that healthcare can only be found in our doctors and hospitals then we could easily solve 90% of the health care issue (there is no real crisis outside of the crisis of not thinking). If we pay our doctors and hospitals DIRECTLY 1/2 of what we pay the insurance and medicaid and medicare CROOKS, then our doctors could help who ever walks in the door for little or nothing. That would eliminate the need for health insurance completely as well as Medicare and Medicaid. That money would stay in pockets of the people who earned it!! They could then pay their doctors and hospitals 1-200 dollars a month and BOOM! Instant healthcare. Nothing is free. If your pay for it yourself it is a hell-a-va lot cheaper, and comparatively free. Gotta go now got patients to treat. Talk with you soon.
Dr. Mac
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