Dental care can be so expensive that many people would rather endure pain than visit the dentist. Learn about five generous dental practices who have offered free dental work to give back to their communities.
Family First Dental in Kennewick, WA
Family First Dental organized their first annual “Free Dental Day” this past January. Their Kennewick office provided free fillings, extractions, and other treatments for individuals who came in on a first-come-first-served basis.
These kind-hearted dentists expected nothing in return for their generosity — aside from restoring healthy and happy smiles around their community.
One dentist said that last year he helped a woman embarrassed about her missing front teeth. A quick and simple restoration gave her the confidence to smile again. Many dentists, like Dr. Keith MacDonald, offer seamless restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth, so you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.
Braydich Dental in Trumbull County, OH
In November 2018, Braydich Dental honored veterans by offering free dental services during the first week of the month. The staff asked veterans to schedule an appointment prior to dropping in and specify whether they wanted a filling, extraction, cleaning, or denture adjustment.
Braydich Dental has also hosted “Dentistry From the Heart” events for the past eight years. During these events, Trumbull County dentists provide free dental care for locals in need who are deprived of insurance. Miraculously, these compassionate dentists have provided over $350,000 worth of free dental care so far.
Financing dental care can be hard and stressful, but your health should never be neglected. That’s why most dentists, like Dr. Anibal López, offer multiple financing options to help patients get the treatments they need as worry-free as possible.
Grand Dentistry in New Port Richey, FL
For 18 years and counting, Grand Dentistry of New Port Richey has taken part in “Free Dentistry Day” for residents within the community and surrounding neighborhoods. Last February patients were offered a choice of one free cleaning, filling, or extraction.
Practicing good oral hygiene and scheduling regular dental visits are key to maintaining healthy teeth. It’s easy to forget to schedule a visit, and it’s common to encounter dental problems. Seasoned dentists, like Dr. Chad Brown, offer same-day restorations to help get your teeth back on track.
Perfect Smile Tulsa in Tulsa, OK
Similar to Braydich Dental, a well-intentioned practice in Tulsa hosted the “Dentistry From The Heart” program in April 2017. Dozens of people lined up before the crack of dawn to receive free dental care offered by Perfect Smile Tulsa.
Over the years, their Tulsa dentists have helped over 300 people during this event. They are given the option of receiving one free cleaning, extraction or filling — estimating at about $30,000 worth of procedures each year.
By offering free dental care, these dentists are focusing on simply helping people rather than fixating on all the money and insurance that comes with it.
Florida Dental Association in Orlando, FL
Each year, the FDA Association hosts its annual Florida Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic in different cities across Florida. They provide critical dental care services to patients who visit on a first-come, first-served basis. The clinic offers procedures extending from teeth cleanings to oral surgery.
This past March, over 2,000 people traveled across state lines to receive free dental care. Many people simply can’t afford proper dental care and often live with the pain instead of visiting a dentist.
More than 1,800 helpers and 300 dentists volunteered to work in 12-hour shifts to ensure each person received the dental care they needed. Free dental care doesn’t come often, but when it does, it has an impactful effect on people in need.
By providing dental services to those in need, these dentists are restoring the smiles of thousands and preventing further complications, such as tooth decay and oral infections. A simple act of kindness can go a long way, and even inspire the next person to take part.