Free dental clinic for S.C. music professionals

South Carolina music industry folks — you still have time to make an appointment for a FREE dental cleaning, and it won’t hurt your wallet one bit!

The South Carolina Arts Commission is partnering with MusiCares (an affiliate of the GRAMMY Foundation) and Smile Programs to provide a day-long dental clinic to uninsured music professionals in need. The clinic takes place Weds., March 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the office of Dr. Paul Downing, 121 Alpine Circle in Columbia, S.C.

Dental screenings, cleanings and x-rays will be offered free of charge to South Carolina applicants. Appointments are required, but the application process is easy. Applicants must provide documentation of at least five years of professional work in the music industry. If experience is less than five years, eligibility can also be determined through credited contribution to at least six commercially released recordings or videos (singles).

Call MusiCares at (877) 626-2748 to find out more about eligibility or to schedule your appointment. Please DO NOT contact the dental office directly; MusiCares staff members are handling all appointments and will be happy to answer your questions.