Shelter-Based Dental Clinic
Getting a job is often a crucial step on the path to renewal for New Yorkers who are homeless. Unfortunately, many of our clients lack the confidence to smile on job interviews because their teeth are in poor condition. In fact, more than 40 percent of homeless adults have unmet dental care needs.
Since 2004, we have operated the only shelter-based dental clinic in the United States at our Fort Washington Men’s Shelter. Dr. Mark Schufman provides free cleanings, x-rays, fillings, and dentures to homeless individuals, giving them back their smiles – and their confidence.
Data: We treated 640 patients at our shelter-based dental clinic in 2016.