Dental Care

Gennesaret Free Clinics (GFC) Dental program dates back to 1989 when Dr. John Stone, DDS single handedly opened dental clinics in Indianapolis’ three family shelters – DaySpring Center, The Care Center and Holy Family Shelter. Dr. Stone procured the dental equipment and recruited eighteen volunteer dentists to work in the three clinics.

To meet the overwhelming need for dental care, GFC expanded services and opened a new dental clinic in the lower level of the Blue Triangle Residence Hall in 2002. A dentist from the Marion County Health Department staffs this clinic three days per week and volunteer dentists one day per week. In addition, oral hygiene students from the Indiana University School of Dentistry use this site as a service learning experience for their students.

Services provided include: examinations, x-rays, oral hygiene services, extractions, restorative work, root canals & steel crowns, dentures, and partials. In addition to above cited staff, GFC Dental Clinic also employs a dental hygienist, dental assistant and front office person. Annually, the Dental clinic records approximately 3,000 patient visits.