The Dental Care Access Foundation was formed by local dentists in our community attempting to help ease the emergency room visits of individuals with dental pain, infection and swelling.
Our mission is to recruit dentists and specialists across our tri-county area to take one or two patients a month in their private practices to help patients suffering from emergencies. We utilize volunteers under the protection of the State of Florida Department of Health Volunteer Health Care Provider Program.
We create awareness of dental infections and how infections can affect an individual's overall health. We focus on educating children on the importance of oral hygiene and prevention of tooth decay by targeting at risk communities across Central Florida. We provide oral hygiene education and prevention to children in elementary schools and provide toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and fluoride varnish.
We provide continuing education credit for volunteers equivalent to one credit for one hour of volunteerism. This applies to volunteerism in your office as well as events and volunteerism in our outlying clinics, events and schools.
We are always recruiting for dentists, specialists, hygienists and assistants. To learn more email
Julie Michael-Grimm, Executive Director
Michelle Lawton, EFDA, CDA
Board of Directors
Anne Reid DDS, Bruce Gordy DDS, Aisha Manon DMD, Don Tillery, Jr. DMD, Misty Melillo DDS, and Susan Gardner
Volunteer of the Year 2018
Armen Miskovich, UCF Pre Dental volunteer has been volunteering with the Dental Care Access Foundation for 2 years and served as the driving force in learning about patient care and treatment.
Thank you Armen for your continued service to the low-income, uninsured in our community!
Come join us!
To contribute to our mission, volunteer as a dental professional or want more information on how to obtain services for you or someone in need call 407-898-1525 or email
Our statistics are increasing, but our community emergency dental needs are still not being met. Local hospitals are inundated with patients needing antibiotics and sent home to get an exam by a dentist. Many of these patients lack the funds to pay for visits without insurance and the infection eventually comes back.
Since 2005, our volunteers at the Dental Care Access Foundation has helped over 9,842 patients donating over $7.2M in free emergency dental care and preventative services through private practice volunteerism, events and outlying clinics. Help us continue our mission and receive continuing education credits while you volunteer.