Mission Arlington | Mission Metroplex

Allan Saxe Dental Clinic


To the left: Dentistry in Action inside the Clinic; In the middle: Jean Cagle, Clinic Director since its beginning in 1993. The Saxe Clinic treated 4,553 patients in 2015.

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Clinic History and Overview

Clinic Beginnings:
In August, 1986, Mission Arlington® began by offering Bible Studies in multi-housing communities, mobile home parks, and anywhere someone would allow them to teach the Bible. (Read more about that story here.)

It was soon evident that meeting people’s physical, emotional, and social needs should be a part of the equation too, so the Mission family began responding in multiple ways  to meet those needs “one life at a time.” The Allan Saxe Dental Clinic was established in 1993, and it is still located on the Mission Arlington®  campus today.

Clinic Leadership
Jean Cagle, the Clinic Director, envisioned, prayed for, and started with the Clinic from the first day. In her role, she oversees day-to-day operations with a volunteer staff including dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and other support staff. No patient pays for any care received.

Clinic Supervision:
The Executive Director of Mission Metroplex®, the Board of Directors, the Mission Metroplex® Medical Advisory Committee, and the Allan Saxe Director oversee the program.

Clinic Services
Services include exams, cleanings, fillings, extractions and denture care. A limited number of patients receive root canals and crowns.

Clinic Clientele
For over twenty (23) years, the Dental Clinic has provided quality care “free of charge” to low-income residents in Arlington, the Tarrant County portion of Grand Prairie, and the surrounding communities of Kennedale, Mansfield, Pantego and Dalworthington Gardens;

  •  New patients must have current proof of residency in Kennedale, Arlington or the Mansfield Independent School District;
  • New patients must also have proof of income,  such as:  a food stamp card, John Peter Smith card, school free or reduced lunch paperwork or a check stub, etc.

Clinic Report:
In 2016, the Saxe Dental Clinic treated 3,749 patients, logging 8,232 volunteer hours, and providing $1,113,540 worth of free dentistry to low-income patients.

Volunteers Needed

We need Dentists and Hygienists to serve in the Allan Saxe Dental clinic. Our hours are flexible, based upon the availability of professional help. Jean Cagle, the Clinic director, will work with each health care professional to have the clinic open whenever it works best for you.

Fifty-two (52) dentists currently volunteer their skills and time, but it doesn’t come close to meeting the demand. When  health care professionals give even just a few hours of their time, the number of patients we are able to treat increases significantly.

If you are available to help, please contact Debbie Musgrave in our business offices at 817-704-6141, and someone from the Saxe Clinic will return your call promptly.

We are thankful for you!

Thank you so much for your support of the Allan Saxe Dental clinic and Mission Arlington® / Mission Metroplex®.  You financial support, your prayers, and your time, do make a big difference here. We are grateful.


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