Dental van provides free exams and cleanings
(Watch video) – If you need dental work, but don’t have insurance or can’t afford the bill, you’re in luck. Operation Grace is coming to town.
Since 2014, Operation Grace has helped thousands by providing free dental care for those who do not have insurance.
“I was really thankful,” said Cassandra, a recent Operation Grace patient. “It’s free, they are kind, and they take good care of you.”
Operation Grace is a “clinic” built inside a converted 2001 recreational vehicle, so it can travel to where people need help the most.
“The need is statewide,” said John Braddock, Operation Grace executive director. “We ask for a contribution if people are able to make one, period. Nobody who is unable, has to pay, we will still give them excellent care.”
The dental clinic is scheduled to make the following stops over the next few months:
Brainerd Salvation Army
- Friday, June 23, 1 – 6 p.m.
- Saturday. June 24, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
St. Cloud Salvation Army
- Friday, July 21, 1 – 6 p.m.
- Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Clinic (Twin Cities)
- Saturday, July 29, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Appointments are Required
Patients need to register for an appointment by calling the location they wish to attend (numbers listed above).
Volunteers Still Needed
Operation Grace is almost an entirely volunteer-run effort. Volunteer dentists and hygienists are still needed for some of the listed dates. If you would like to volunteer, donate, or learn more visit Operation Grace Minnesota.