What is Dental Clinic?
The Willow Dental Clinic is one of the few student-run free dental clinics operating in Sacramento, CA. We provide free dental services (listed below) to those experiencing homelessness in Sacramento. Staffed and operated almost exclusively by undergraduate volunteers from UC Davis, we provide otherwise unattainable dental services to our patients in conjunction with local dental professionals who contribute their own time and supplies for these procedures. Our goal is to expand the services and supplies we provide in order to provide further support during recovery for our patients.
When is Dental Clinic?
Dental Clinic generally takes place every other month usually during the first or second Saturday of the month. To avoid confusion, we will always have the next dental clinic date announced during our regular clinics prior to the actual dental clinic. Interested patients should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What services does Willow Dental Clinic Provide?
Oral Health Education
Dental Radiographs (X-rays)
WE DO NOT PROVIDE: Cleanings, Root Canals, Dentures, Crowns, Braces, nor Implants
About Our Dentists
Dr. Dagon Jones
Dr. Dagon Jones is Willow Clinic’s volunteer dentist. After graduating UC Davis with a B.S. in biochemistry, Dr. Jones attended UCSF School of Dentistry as a regent’s scholar. He regularly donates his knowledge and services to several organizations concentrating on the underserved people of the Sacramento community. Dr. Jones loves the rewarding experience of volunteering his time and the lasting relationships he forms with his patients.
“I like volunteering at clinic because it gives me an opportunity to give back to the community and meet new and interesting people. I get to see situations I wouldn’t normally see in private practice and it’s the right thing to do. It’s just fun!”
– Dr. Jones
Dr. Calvin Yee
Growing up in the Sacramento Valley, Dr. Calvin Yee has returned to the area to serve as a provider and mentor at Willow Clinic. After many years of practice in public health and clinical dental hygiene, Dr. Yee completed his doctorate at University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He is an avid scholar and has centered his practice on delivering culturally-humble, resiliency-oriented care. Outside of the office, Dr. Yee is passionate about traveling and testing new recipes in the kitchen.
“My personal philosophy is that health is a right. I have dedicated myself to providing a supportive, safe environment for patients to partner in their dental health. Willow Clinic has given me the opportunity to invest in the community and work with other volunteers dedicated to improving oral health.”
– Dr. Yee