Annual Appeal

Ministry Door County Medical Center Dental Clinic Annual Appeal

December 1, 2015

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Imagine…a first grade boy with an excruciating toothache who is trying to concentrate in school, but can’t. Imagine…a high school girl who has had chronic tooth decay all her life, and has never seen a dentist. Imagine…an adult who is up all night with tooth pain and can’t afford a sick day the next morning. Sadly, these stories are all too real for those in our community who cannot afford a trip to the dentist. But with your help, we can make a difference by eliminating the pain of others and improving their overall health and quality of life.

Since 1999, Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) Dental Clinic has been working to provide quality dental care to underprivileged children. Two years ago, expanded hours at the clinic enabled us to care for adults as well – many of whom had not seen a dentist in years, if ever. As the only dental clinic in our area that accepts Medicaid patients, the dedicated dentists, dental hygienists and volunteers of the MDCMC Dental Clinic cared for more than 3,000 local patients last year. Due to the successful expansion of our services and continued need in the community, the clinic will move into a more spacious facility at the end of this year.

Despite all of this hard work, the clinic still has a long list of patients who are waiting to be seen. In order to meet this ever-present need, the Dental Clinic continues to expand its services, and to do this we need your support. Our goal of $125,000 will cover the deficits Medicaid reimbursements do not pay for and keep our clinic running to ensure every child, teenager and adult receives the basic dental care they deserve. Enclosed you will find a brochure that describes the work of the MDCMC Dental Clinic and provides information on how you can contribute to this very worthwhile program.

This holiday season, I ask that you help the MDCMC Dental Clinic continue to bring high-quality dental care to local children and adults who would otherwise lack access to this basic form of healthcare. Your gift will bring smiles to the faces of those who need it most.

Mike Herlache, Executive Director


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