Lake Oconee Dentistry hosted its Dentistry from the Heart event last Friday, October 23rd, providing a free day of dental care to 102 area residents. This is the fifth time Lake Oconee Dentistry has held this event.
Patients began lining up for treatment at 6:30 p.m. the day prior to the event. Drs. David and Patti Bradley were joined by their associates, Dr. Shelly Pound and Dr. Wendy Cardenas, as well as other Lake Oconee Dentistry hygienists, dental assistants and team members. Dr. David Miller and his team from Lake Oconee Oral Surgery Center, once again donated their time, as well. This was Dr. Miller’s fourth year participating in the event.
The doctors, in cooperation with a team of dental professionals and volunteers, provided 59 extractions, 26 fillings and 38 cleanings at no charge. Community volunteers, as well as local groups including Lakeside Church and St. Vincent de Paul, were also on hand to assist. This year’s event provided nearly $25,000 in free dental care to those in need.
“Dentistry from the Heart has become an important way for us to provide help to those who have no means of affording much-needed dental care,” says Dr. David Bradley. “Oral health can play a significant role in a person’s overall health. This event is about helping people stay healthy by preventing tooth decay, pain and future disease. It’s our way of serving the community and something we always look forward to.”