Dental Clinic

Proper dental care is critical in helping people live a life of dignity.  With nine state-of-the-art dental units, MEND’s Dental Clinic provides an invaluable service to the neediest in our underserved community. Services include:

  • Cleanings, fillings, extractions, sealants, oral surgery, and some endodontic and implant procedures.
  • Prosthodontic procedures such as dentures and crowns are also available.
  • Fluoride treatments and dental screenings for children are provided twice a year.
  • An oral hygiene education program helps patients learn proper teeth brushing, use of floss, reduction of sugar intake and other healthy habits.
  • Patients are provided with free toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, mouth rinse, appropriate educational literature and any necessary medication.
  • In collaboration with the San Fernando Valley Dental Society, the Dental Clinic also provides free dental screenings and fluoride treatment to about 400 children during the annual Give Kids a Smile event in February.

Powered By Volunteers

Dental students from UCLA, Loma Linda University, Western Dental University in addition to other dentists, hygienists and other dental care professionals volunteer regularly at the clinic.

Interested in volunteering? Download the Volunteer Opportunities Brochure.

Dental Clinic Partners

The Dental Clinic is grateful for the assistance of its lead partners, Verizon, Loma Linda University  School of DentistryWest Los Angeles College Dental Hygiene Program, and the University of the Pacific Virtual Dental Home, as well as these organizations.

Our Privacy Practices

This notice describes MEND’s Medical Clinics, Eye Care Clinic, Dental Clinic and Dispensary privacy practices for both current and former patients. It explains how we use health information about you and when we may share that health information with others. It also informs you about your rights with respect to your health information and how you may exercise these rights. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information and to provide you a copy of this notice so that you are aware of how we maintain the privacy of your health information.

NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
Effective August, 2017

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION IN THE MEND MEDICAL CLINICS AND DISPENSARY MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY. NO ACTION IS REQUIRED ON YOUR PART.

At MEND the protection of our patients’ privacy and the confidentiality of medical information is a priority. We recognize that you depend upon us to safeguard your personal information and uphold your privacy rights. This document—which is based on state and federal law, as well as our own company code of ethics—offers a declaration of our commitment to preserving patient confidentiality and privacy.

Click here to download the document in English

Click here to download the document in Spanish

Dental Clinic Information

Hours

Clinic schedule varies. Please call the Dental Clinic at (818) 686-7355 for more information.

Registration

Dental registration is held Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; applications are limited. Patients with pain may walk in on clinic days.

Need to bring:

  • Proof of address
  • Proof of income
  • Picture identification
  • A list of current medications and a letter of Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal status.

A donation of $10 is requested for each clinic visit.

Only residents in the following areas are eligible for dental services: 91331, 91340, 91342, 91343, and 91345.