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 and some operational support is provided through a partnership with the Pinellas County Health Department; and dentists from all over the Tampa Bay Area provide volunteer services to our patients.
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.
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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?
  • Provided 16,743 dental procedures
  • Seen 6,600 patients
  • Delivered over $3 million in dental care
  • Rendered $910,000 in specialist services
  • Examined 739 new patients
  • Completed 135 quadrants of RPC (deep cleaning)
  • Scheduled 126 periodontal maintenance appointments
  • Performed 1,393 extractions
  • Delivered 437 complete and partial dentures
  • Done 2,477 composite restorations

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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