On June 8th, Dr. Sonick and team volunteered for the CT Mission of Mercy. The two day clinic provides free dental care to the under-served and uninsured in Connecticut – those that would otherwise go without dental care. Oral health is inseparable from general health and can affect a person’s self-esteem, compromise their ability to work, attend school and lead a normal life. The Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach (CDFO) in collaboration with the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) held the state’s first Mission of Mercy project in 2008. Every year, the Connecticut Mission of Mercy project is held in a different location throughout the state.
“Volunteering at CT Mission of Mercy gives me an opportunity to give back to the community in which I grew up in. There is so much unmet need. I find it a privilege to help albeit in a very small way, “Dr. Sonick stated.
CT Mission of Mercy General Information:
Services provided include: cleanings, x-rays, fillings, extractions, root canals, and limited partial dentures. Oral health education and nutritional instruction are also provided as oral hygiene and making healthy food chooses is a factor in good overall health.