Free dental clinic for South Carolina music industry professionals

Smile ProgramsThe 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.

Space is limited and appointments are required. Dental screenings, cleanings and x-rays will be offered free of charge to pre-screened, pre-approved South Carolina applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis. 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.

Don’t wait! Appointments will fill up fast!