Connecticut Mission of Mercy holds mini events and one large event throughout the year, through which free dental care is provided to the underserved and uninsured in Connecticut. Since the first event in 2008, thousands of people have been provided with the necessary dental and dental hygiene care that have contributed to the betterment of their oral and overall health.
If you are a dental hygienist interested in volunteering, please click here for more information:
CTCHIP is a comprehensive child identification program designed to give families a measure of protection against the ever increasing problem of missing children.
How does it work?
The Masons plan events that assemble the equipment and volunteers necessary to generate completed ID packages "PURPLE PACKS" that consists of the following major components:
a brief recorded interview
a digital still photograph
fingerprinting of both hands
dental bite impression
cheek swap DNA/Scent Sample
The dental bite impression provides an 3-D image of the biting surface of teeth which, like fingerprints, are unique to each individual. The dental impression and cheek swab also collects enough saliva/cheek cells to provide DNA and a source for scent track for canine recovery. Together, these identifying items provide a most powerful identification and recovery tool.
For more information about the program, contact:
Elicia Lupoli, RDH, BSDH
Become a Volunteer
Special Olympics Connecticut would not exist today and could not have been established without the time, energy, and dedication of thousands of volunteers. Almost 10,000 volunteers dedicate their time to help children and adults with intellectual disabilities achieve their dreams annually here in our state.
On behalf of the athletes we serve, thank you for your interest in getting involved as a volunteer.
Who Can Become a Volunteer?
Our volunteer base includes students, senior citizens, business groups, professionals, civic organizations, families, amateur and professional athletes, and coaches, to name a few. In other words, ANYONE CAN GET INVOLVED!