dental care in Pittsburgh

Free dental care and mobile dental care clinic for Pittsburgh families this weekend and Monday/Tuesday

Photo above by Nick Fewings via Unsplash.

Has the pandemic kept your family from getting dental care? There are several opportunities available within the next week to get your kids seen by a dentist in Pittsburgh for free or covered under Medicaid.

This weekend, visit the Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic at David L. Lawrence Convention Center. It’s happening tomorrow, Aug. 6, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m, and will offer dental exams and cleanings, plus minor fillings, extractions and even root canal treatments. Families can also receive oral hygiene instruction and temporary partial dental appliances. You can register here. Hearing and vision care will also be available.

And this week, the “Healthy Smiles for Miles” mobile dental care unit is making two stops in Pittsburgh to offer dental services — including x-rays, cleanings and full exams — to kids and young adults (ages 20 and younger) who receive Medicaid and are insured by Highmark Wholecare. Their stops in Pittsburgh are part of a 12-day statewide tour. These are their last planned stops in Pittsburgh:

  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug 8 at Allegheny Alliance Church (801 Union Ave.)
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug 9 at Senior Care Plaza (624 Lysle Blvd, McKeesport)