Upstate Dentist Offers Free Service For Unemployed
ANDERSON, S.C. — A local dentist office is offering some free dental services for people who are unemployed or uninsured.
Royal Crest Centre for Advanced Dentistry is a general dental practice with a focus on helping people who are afraid of going to the dentist, according to Dr. Ryan Marcello.
In addition to calming the nerves of the frightened, Marcello and his two partners said they want to help people with free dental services during the tough financial times.
Patients at free clinic open wide, and dentist and staff open their hearts
Once every three months, the employees of Arnold Peace’s dental practice spend a day off together. Led by Dr. Peace, the dental team volunteers at the Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center, where free dental services are provided to those in need.
Dr. Peace found out about Catholic Charities a year ago through one of his staff members.
“My dental assistant, Mary Ann [Derbis], had read about it in her church bulletin. She said she thought we should volunteer and I told her to look into it,” Dr. Peace said. “I must admit that I am your typical dentist, who likes to stay in my own environment, but they had such a desperate need for volunteers, we decided to do it. It was that easy.”
Free dental checks for every 5-year-old under Tory plans
Every five-year-old in the country would get a free dental check-up at school under a Tory government.
Children would be shown how to brush their teeth properly and warned of the dangers of eating too many sweets and drinking sugary drinks.
Around 680,000 would benefit from the £ 17million scheme, aimed at combating an alarming decline in pupils’ dental health.
On average, children now have at least one filling, extraction, or episode of tooth decay by the time they are five, according to figures obtained by the Tories.