9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tzu Chi Foundation office
175 Dempsey Road
Due to a decrease in government funding and a continual increase in the cost of dental care, the number of people without dental insurance continues to grow. According to published reports, 1 out of 3 Californians do not have dental insurance. Though toothaches aren’t an disease, they bring as much pain and suffering and affect a person as much as one. This is why the Tzu Chi Foundation opened a Free Dental Clinic; to provide low income and no income residents with free dental care education, checkups, teeth cleaning and other needed dental services.
Currently the Tzu Chi Free Dental Clinic is only open every Monday from 9am-5pm and stops accepting patients at 3pm. The clinic is located at the Tzu Chi Foundation office in Milpitas at 175 Dempsey Road, Milpitas, CA 95035, phone number 408-964-4560. In order to ensure that our limited resources are utilized for those most in need, patients must provide photo identification such as driver license, passport and documentation of low-income such as a welfare check, tax return, bank statement or Medicare card. The students have to provide student ID, bank statement or I-20 for urgent care. The dental clinic currently does not provide pediatric dental care, only care for patients over 18 years of age.
Due to the large scale of community outreach will be held on Sunday, October 27 from 9am to 3pm in same location, the dental clinic will be closed on October 28, November 4 and December 30, 2013 for new year holiday.