Dentistry From The Heart 2018 Volunteer Team at Summit Family Dentistry
A little late-April snow didn’t keep people from getting some much appreciated free dental care. On April 21, Summit Family Dentistry sponsored a free dentistry day for adults in the community at their office in Littleton. This is the seventh year Summit Family Dentistry has participated in Dentistry From The Heart; a non-profit organization that works to make dental care available to all people, regardless of insurance coverage or their ability to pay.
Over 80 people, age 18 and older, came from around the area to get cleanings, extractions or fillings. Over $50,000 of dental care was donated. Dentistry From The Heart day is a favorite “workday” for the Summit Family Dentistry staff and the dental professionals around the community who join them. All involved volunteer their time and services to help those in need. Everyone supporting the event agrees; good dental hygiene is imperative to overall health, and no one should have to go without quality care.
“People are so outwardly grateful for Dentistry From The Heart,” says Summit Family Dentistry team member Pam, “I got lots of heartfelt hugs and words of appreciation from patients, and one who said we were her angels.” Many patients come expecting minimal service and are honored when they receive attentive, personal care from award-winning dental professionals. “I thought I’d have to suffer until my tooth just desentigraded,” said one appreciative patient after his extraction. Event volunteers would argue that they get more back from the people they serve than they give.
Dentistry From The Heart is an annual event for Summit Family Dentistry and is typically held in late April.
Summit owner, Richard Harvey D.D.S., confers with a colleague about a case.
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