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Lake Oconee Dentistry Hosts Free Day of Dental Care

October 19, 2015

Filed under: Blog,Dental Posts,Giving Back,Our Practice — @ 3:54 pm

IMG_4860Lake Oconee Dentistry will host a free day of dental care in association with Dentistry from the Heart on Friday, October 23rd at its office located at 1011 Parkside Main, between the Publix parking lot and the movie theater in Greensboro.

Drs. David and Patti Bradley will be joined by their associates Dr. Shelly Pound and Dr. Wendy Cardenas, as well as Lake Oconee Dentistry hygienists, dental assistants and other team members, to provide free extractions, fillings and cleanings for those in need.  Dr. David Miller, an oral surgeon and owner of Lake Oconee Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, will also be donating his time along with his team in order to help as many people as possible.

This is the fifth year that Lake Oconee Dentistry has hosted this event.  The last event, held in 2013, provided nearly $40,000 in free dental care to the local community. Dentistry from the Heart has become a way for Drs. David and Patti Bradley to share their hearts with the lake area by making healthcare available and accessible to everyone.

“Now, more than ever, there are people in need of dental services who have no means to afford them — whether they are unemployed or experiencing some other serious financial difficulty,” says Dr. David Bradley.  “Dentistry from the Heart is one of the many ways that Lake Oconee Dentistry is helping people in our local community.”

Doctors and volunteers will treat the first 100 patients, and possibly more if time allows that day.  Treatment will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Event registration will begin at 7 a.m. and patients will be seen through 5 p.m.  Patients must be at least 12 years of age to be seen, and accompanied by a parent or guardian if under the age of 18. Patients are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and to bring chairs, water, snacks, etc. as they wait outside for their turn.  Community volunteers and other local groups will also be on hand to assist that day.

Dentistry from the Heart is a registered national non-profit organization with a simple mission — making people smile.  Founded in 2001 by Dr. Vincent Monticciolo in New Port Richey, Florida, Dentistry from the Heart was created to offer free dental work to aid those in need, including the growing population of under-served Americans.  Without sponsored events like Dentistry from the Heart, dental care simply isn’t an option for many people.  Over 300 Dentistry from the Heart events are held around the world annually, helping thousands of patients and giving millions in free dentistry.