Dental Access Clinic Day to be Held in Virginia Beach on 11/30-12/1
Virginia Beach, Va. - Growing up in a household without medical or dental insurance, Elizabeth Parsons saw the effort her parents made to obtain the care she and her three siblings needed, sometimes at clinics for the uninsured. They owned a small business and the cost of premiums was out of reach. So when the university Parsons was attending sought volunteers to help at a dental event for the homeless, she responded immediately. It’s also the reason Parsons, now an ECPI University alumnus and a full-time dental assistant, still participates in the school’s outreach.
“My parents always made sure that my sisters, brother and I went to the dentist and the doctor, even though it meant putting their own health needs last,” said Parsons, 23. “So when the opportunity came up to help others, I said yes right away.”
Parsons, a Virginia Beach resident, will volunteer once again on Friday, Nov. 30 at the Dental Access Day Clinic at Ebenezer Baptist church at 875 Baker Road in Virginia Beach.
The clinic will continue on Saturday, Dec. 1. Hours of operation will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. The media is welcome to attend.