Established in 1962, the Missouri Elks Dental Care Program consists of Mobile Dental Units which are purchased and equipped by the Elks. These units serve the dental needs of manageable handicapped and crippled children, as well as mentally retarded/developmentally disabled adults and children. Three mobile units provide service to the entire state.
The Elks Dental Program is administered by the Missouri Department of Health and the Truman Medical Center. The Hospital staffs the units, schedules and completes visits, and reports to the Director of the Missouri Elks Benevolent Trust.
The Elks Mobile Dental Unit will serve needy patients from the West Plains, Mountain View, Willow Springs, Pottersville, South Fork, Caulfield, Bakersfield, Dora, Gainesville, Cabool, Peace Valley, Birch Tree, Eminence, Winona, Thayer, Alton, Couch, Lanton, Rover, Thomasville, Koshkonong, and Brandsville areas.
If you are interested in the program, please contact the West Plains Elks Lodge at (417) 256-7955 regarding eligibility and the next available date.