Dental Specialists Needed for the Michigan Interfaith Refugee Dental Program

Over the past year, several hundred Afghan refugees have resettled in Michigan after fleeing for their lives. Nearly all of these refugees supported our troops when they were in Afghanistan. The needs of these New Americans are many, but one of their biggest is dental care; they come to us in need of expert intervention to restore dental health and maximize their employability. With the help of Delta Dental of Michigan, The Delta Dental Foundation, Christ Church Cranbrook, and the Muslim Unity Center, a network of dentists willing to provide the care these New Americans desperately need is developing - the Michigan Interfaith Refugee Dental Program.

Not surprisingly, many of these patients need specialty care - endodontics, oral surgery, and pediatric dentistry. Specialists are being sought to provide critical dental care that is not covered by insurance or Medicaid.

  • Treatment will be done in your own office with your own team at a time convenient to you.
  • Translators and transportation for the patients will be provided.
  • You will be reimbursed for your staff’s time and lab fees according to program reimbursement guidelines.

It is hard to imagine how difficult it must be to be forced to flee for your lives, leave your family and friends behind as well as all your worldly possessions, move to a city and country where you don’t know a soul, don’t speak the language, and be faced with starting over. If you are interested in helping, here is a sign-up form. Have questions? Please email