Save a Smile
Many of our dental patients cannot afford to pay for the dental procedures that would help them save their teeth. Instead, they opt to have teeth extracted. Our goal is to save their smiles, one tooth at a time. Be a tooth fairy, and sign up to sponsor a patient procedure.
There is ample evidence that dental health contributes greatly to overall physical health and well-being, and that severe dental problems contribute to or exacerbate serious illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes. While preventative dental care can stave off a host of health problems, many Central Texans cannot afford the insurance they need to maintain healthy teeth and gums. The Manos de Cristo Dental Clinic is currently the only low-fee, full-service dental clinic in Austin.
As such, Manos bears the enormous responsibility of offering the best care possible to the most vulnerable among us: the children and families who lack the resources to meet their needs. In 2012, the clinic provided more than 9,292 appointments and $1,538,984 in dental services to Austin’s working poor
The high demand for affordable dental care makes it increasingly difficult to serve the many who come to our doors. In addition to emergency care for people in pain, Manos offers a full range of restorative care, such as fillings, crowns, partials and periodontal treatment, as well as preventative care, including exams, x-rays, sealants, and regular cleanings.