The County of San Mateo is among the sponsors of CDA Cares, a two-day event held by the California Dental Association (CDA) that allows volunteer dentists and other dental professionals and community volunteers to provide free dental services at local venues.

On April 22 and 23, 2017, CDA Cares will be at the San Mateo Event Center. Volunteers are needed:

Community volunteers work in areas like escorting patients, translation, data input, exit interview, clinic setup/teardown and line control.

More than 1,400 medical and community volunteers are already registered and CDA’s goal is providing about 2,000 with free oral care. The event also aims to educate the public and policymakers about the importance of good oral health and an adequately funded dental safety net.

To register to volunteer, go to