Free and Affordable Dental Work for Low-Income, Dental Health Month

Local dentist to brighten smiles with free dental work day

Local residents without dental insurance coverage should have cause to smile, as a local dentist is offering free dental work to people in urgent need during the 6th annual Dentistry from the Heart event.

Dr. Steven Johnson and his staff will offer free fillings, extractions and cleanings to participants in the free event on February 20 as part of a nationwide effort to aid a growing population of underinsured and unemployed citizens.

More: http://www.thedailysound.com

Woman, 73, Finds Its Never Too Late For Braces. Free dental braces

On Friday, friends, family and Naumann Johnson Orthodontists presented the 73-year-old South Kitsap resident with something to grin about — free orthodontic care.

Mahan is the first recipient of Naumann Johnson’s Save-a-Smile award, given to deserving individuals who would otherwise not be able to afford braces.

More: http://www.kitsapsun.com

Free dental care for kids Monday

The bright blue 39-foot Mobile Dental Van has logged more than 11,000 miles since it came to the Community Healthcare Center in late 2007.

While February delivers plenty of smiles with the hearts and flowers of Valentine’s Day, the month also focuses on smiles for another reason — it’s National Children’s Dental Health Month, which is designed to instill healthy habits and attitudes at a young age.

In celebration of that, parents have a chance Monday to take their children — ages 1-12 — to visit the dental van for a complimentary dental screening.

More: http://www.timesrecordnews.com

Free dental work at Brookview Dental in Sylvania

It’s their third annual “Denistry from the Heart” day where free dental service is provided for disadvantaged adults.

Normally, it can cost a pretty penny to get a perfect smile. But today, Brookview Dental in Sylvania is hosting their Third Annual “Denistry from the Heart” day. It’s a day of free dental services for disadvantaged adults in the community.

The program is meant for those unable to afford dental care. You must be 18 or older to receive care and be willing to wait in a long line! Along with a routine exam and cleaning, the staff made up of doctors, dental assistants, and hygienists will fill cavities and pull teeth if necessary.

More: http://abclocal.go.com

Healthy teeth project for elderly

Pattaya Mayor Ittipol Khunplome announced on the morning of 12th February about preparations for a new project at City Hall on the subject of promoting the maintenance of healthy teeth for the elderly. Examinations will be organised for giving out information about maintaining oral health. Also the Public Health Department will now be providing free dental care, including free dentures to the elderly in the community.

More: http://www.pattayapeople.com

CV Education Foundation Organizes Hundreds of Student Dental Exams

For the past two weeks, local volunteer dentists have performed hundreds of free dental screenings to fourth graders at Castro Valley’s nine elementary school campuses.

rganized by the Castro Valley Education Foundation, the program’s goal is to encourage better dental health practices among the district’s 637 fourth graders as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month.

More: http://news.ebpublishing.com

Event helps children get free dental work

R.J. came to Loveland’s Rocky Mountain Smiles on Friday for Give Kids a Smile, a program that provides free services to children without dental insurance.

More: http://www.coloradoan.com

Dozens Get Free Dental Work Thanks To Charity

CINCINNATI — Dozens of people came out to get a brand new smile on Saturday. The charity group Dentistry From The Heart held a clinic at Westendorf Dentistry for the needy. People over the age of 18 stood in line for hours to get a free dental cleaning, extraction or filling.

More: http://www.wlwt.com

Free dental clinic cleans mans teeth for first time

IRON MOUNTAIN — One group in Iron Mountain is giving a gift other than chocolate this Valentine’s weekend, the gift of a clean smile.

The annual free dental clinic took place at the Fronetti dental clinic on Saturday. The line stretched out the door, sometimes 40 people deep. More than 150 people waited for fillings, extractions and teeth cleanings at the Fourth annual Free Dental Clinic.

More: http://www.uppermichiganssource.com

Free dental clinic scheduled at SOTC

ARDMORE — Some free dental care will be available in Ardmore next weekend. But organizers say you need to sign up soon for the free sealants clinic.

More: http://www.kxii.com

Free dental work for children

More than 1,000 Sangamon County children receive free dental examinations and have sealants applied to their teeth each year as part of an in-school program funded by the state.

But that doesn’t mean follow-up care, such as fillings or extractions for children, is affordable or easily accessible, public-health advocates say.

More: http://www.sj-r.com

Few options for low-income people seeking dental care in Springfield

It’s a troubling scene that plays out more than 3,000 times a year in Springfield’s emergency rooms: A patient, often an adult, rocks back and forth on a stretcher, holding his jaw while suffering through a severe toothache.

More: http://www.sj-r.com

Dental office gives free dental work gift to dozens of patients

HOUSTON (KTRK) — Sunday is Valentine’s Day and dozens of people in Sugar Land will be headed into it with clean smiles. They were all able to see a dentist, and many say it was just what they needed because the visit was free.

More: http://abclocal.go.com

Bellingham event offers preventive dental care to low-income children

BELLINGHAM – As many as 100 children from low-income families will get preventive dental care during the fifth annual Whatcom County Free Sealant Day on Saturday, Feb. 27.

Free dental screenings, X-rays, sealants on back teeth and fluoride treatments will be offered to prevent tooth decay, thanks to the generosity of about 90 volunteer dental professionals and other volunteers from the community.

More: http://www.bellinghamherald.com

Cape dentist plays part in national free dental work and care effort

BREWSTER – Usually, Dr. Stephen Bellorini sees about 25 patients in a day, but yesterday he aimed to treat 100.

And his fee? Yesterday, free.

Bellorini, owner of East Brewster Dental, and four dental assistants participated in the national Dentistry From the Heart program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They helped people who lack dental health coverage, and who don’t qualify for Mass Health’s dental plan.

More: http://www.capecodonline.com

Free dental work scheduled

As part of National Children’s Dental Health Month and the national initiative — Give Kids a Smile — Dr. Saba Rizvi at Affordable Dental Center will be offering free cleanings, X-rays, exams, fluoride, sealants and small fillings from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday for any child 18 or younger.

More: http://www.miamiherald.com

Dentists donate service to low-income kids

Several dentists in Northeastern Wisconsin are donating their services to help low-income children avoid painful problems with their teeth.

It is all part of the Wisconsin Dental Association’s “Give Kids a Smile” program, which has helped 23,000 kids in Wisconsin with $3.4 million worth of charitable care since the program started in 2003.

The program continues throughout February, which is National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Some dentists open up their practices for low-income children, while others forge partnerships with such groups as Head Start, the Boys & Girls Clubs and the Green Bay School District.

More: http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com

Crowd turns out for free dental work

ST. GEORGE – More than 100 people lined up to see the dentist Saturday, and didn’t pay a dime for the visit.

While most people rue getting a tooth pulled or having a cavity filled, many of the people waiting their turn in the parking lot at Riverside Dental Care were smiling and sharing a few laughs.

The group was taking advantage of the opportunity to get one of three dental services free as part of Dentistry With A Heart, the clinic’s annual effort to give something back to the community as a show of goodwill.

More: http://www.thespectrum.com

Free dental work provided

Tito Ruiz, of Las Cruces, opens wide Friday as Dr. Brian Gilbert puts a filling in a tooth for him, free of charge, during the Dentistry From the Heart program at Bright Star Dental in Las Cruces. The clinic offered free services from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and expected to help about 400 people.

A large group of people sits and waits in the parking lot in front of Bright Star Dental on Friday for the opportunity to receive free dental work from the clinic. Patients over the age of 18 were given the option of receiving a free cleaning, extraction or filling at the fourth annual Dentistry From the Heart program.

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