A Community Dental Project
We support our community, but also depend on organizations within our community to function. Local religious organizations, hygiene schools and public health officials refer patients to us. Our dental facility is a state-of-the-art office rented on Fridays from a private practice, and local dental assisting school students volunteer in our clinic in exchange for needed clinical hours.
Be a Part of the Community
With your help, we can reach more low-income patients in need of care. Click here to see how you can join in the effort.
Doctor working on patient
Our Role
Please read the FAQ below for a brief introduction to Gulf Coast Dental Outreach and a summary of our key milestones reached so far.

How does Gulf Coast Dental Outreach work?
A pool of volunteer dentists and paid and volunteer support staff members see patients on most Fridays. Patients are accepted primarily by referral - Gulf Coast Dental Outreach is not a walk-in clinic. Patients pay just $25 for most procedures. Patient care emphasizes preventive treatment, such as hygiene visits, and also includes crowns, dentures and other procedures.

How has Gulf Coast Dental Outreach already exceeded expectations?
  • $1,300,000 usual and customary rate of services performed as of July 2012. Dollar figure is based on published median UCR values, which provide a way of estimating the market value of services actually performed at steeply discounted rates.
  • More than 3,700 patient visits, even while operating only three days a month.
  • More than 3,200 volunteer dentist and hygiene hours logged, compared to 92 volunteer dentist hours logged in all of Pinellas County in 2003.
  • Staffed by professionals from around the Tampa Bay area, including 81 in-clinic volunteer dentists, 25 specialty referral dentists, 35 volunteer and paid hygienists, 6 volunteer admin staff, and volunteer and paid assistants.

Is there anything my organization or I can do to help?
Absolutely. Opportunities exist on any scale, no matter how large or small. View our "Take Action" screen to learn more.
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