Pastor Charles displays the dental hygiene kits to be given to each patient during next week’s Mobile Dental Care.

By Theresa Java

The Key Largo First Baptist Church hosts the Mobile Dental Care clinic next week — Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 20-22. The bus is sponsored by Florida Baptist Convention and travels around the state filling cavities and offering other basic dental services. The visits are free for those with no insurance and meet financial requirements. 

Earlier this week, the bus was at Sugarloaf Baptist Church before and early next week it will be parked outside the Islamorada Baptist Church.

Pastor Charles Rosenbalm of Key Largo First Baptist Church said the service is very accessible — some paperwork that covers general medical conditions and that’s all.

This is the first year that the mobile dental clinic will stop in Key Largo. When there, staff will coordinate with local dentist Osmani Diaz and his staff (Jeanette Belcher and Jeanette Garcia) who will donate their time on Friday, Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. to noon.  Diaz’s office collected the dental kits which will be passed out, as well.

“We want to help the whole community,” said Jeanette Belcher. 

Call the Key Largo First Baptist Church office between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, to schedule an appointment. The phone number is 305-451-2265.

In addition to the mobile dental bus, the Key Largo First Baptist Church hosts Wednesday night Samaritan Suppers and Bible study, and Sunday services.


• Thursday, Oct. 20: 2 to 6 p.m.

• Friday, Oct. 21: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Saturday, Oct. 22: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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