State Major Project

Give a Child a Smile” Missouri Elks Benevolent Trust, Inc. Dental Program


Since 1962 Mobile Dental Units, purchased and equipped by the Elks, have served the dental needs of eligible physically challenged children, and mentally challenged/developmentally disabled adults and children. Basic and routine dental treatments include x-rays, examinations, cleanings, fluoride treatments, fillings, routine extractions and referrals. Each year, dental procedures are performed on more than 3,000 patients. The value of these services is over $700,000.00.



The Elks Dental Program is administered by the Missouri Department of Health, who has a contract with Truman Medical Center – Lakewood. The Hospital staffs these units, schedules the calls, completes the treatment, and reports the results to the Missouri Elks Benevolent Trust. The units cover the State and will be scheduled for the same area at nearly the same time each year. Units could be at Elks Lodges, Regional Health Centers, or other appropriate locations.

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