Gainesville Dental Group will offer free dental care through its eighth annual Dentists with Heart event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 18. The dentist office is located at 1026 Thompson Bridge Road. Dentists, hygienists and staff from Gainesville Dental Group donate their time, supplies and expertise to make the event possible. There are no income or insurance thresholds that need to be met to receive free dental service that day.
The group served 100 patients through the free dental care day in 2015, according to a press release.
Those interested in receiving dental care should arrive early to receive a number and a time to come back for their appointment. Numbers will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
It makes me happy to provide a service to someone in need and see them truly touched, said Donna Shewbert, a hygienist at Gainesville Dental Group, in the release.
Becca Goodwin, another hygienist on the team, said in the release,
We are here to serve others, and Dentists with Heart is a way for me to do just that.
Patients come from across North Georgia to attend the clinic and have the option to choose from a dental cleaning or a treatment. Over the years, the Gainesville Dental Group team has provided services from X-rays and tooth extractions to denture repairs and fillings.
There is an ever-present need for dental care in our community, said Dr. Mike Vetter, a dentist at Gainesville Dental Group.
People care about the health of their mouth, but many can’t afford the insurance or out-of-pocket expense for regular exams or treatments. We created Dentists with Heart to help meet this growing need.
For more information on Dentists with Heart, please call (770) 297-0401.