PDI Surgery Center's mission: To maintain a sustainable dentistry resource that will serve the low income children of Northern California who need safe sedation for dental treatment, and to provide prevention education and promote oral health.
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Join with us this Holiday Season

"Amy, a two-and-a-half year-old foster child, had been severely neglected by her birth mother. She arrived at PDI in excruciating pain with nine jagged, blackened teeth."
Tooth decay has been linked to diabetes and respiratory and heart disease costing our healthcare system billions of dollars. Since opening in 2008, more than 17,000 low-income parents have brought their kids to PDI Surgery Center. These children (average age three) were suffering from such severe tooth decay that they required oral surgery under anesthesia. PDI treats 2,200 kids each year and has a waiting list of three months.
There are so many kids like Amy who need our help. Our aim this holiday season is to raise $8,000. Together we can make kids smile and make this year’s holiday a true Thanksgiving!

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  • Treatment

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    Our highly trained clinical staff provides treatment for children with severe tooth decay or some other medical necessity for dental surgery under general anesthesia.

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  • Prevention Education

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    PDI's in-house oral health educator meets with parents to provide information in all aspects of oral hygiene—care of teeth, nutrition, and assistance in obtaining health insurance and a dental home. Our outreach workers and Promotores are constantly traveling out in the community.

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  • PDI Wins Exemption

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    Because of its unique role serving impoverished children with severe dental decay, the state’s health services cut PDI a break, said Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro, D-Arcata, who championed the exemption in Sacramento. (Photo by Conner Jay/The Press Democrat)

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