One Georgia dentist office is granting the gift of healthy teeth on Friday with its Free Day of Dentistry.
Godley Station Dental, along with nonprofit Dentistry from the Heart, will offer free dental work during the seventh annual event starting at 7 a.m. Friday, at the Godley Station dental office in Pooler, Georgia, according to Savannah news station WSAV-TV.
A team of volunteers will treat either 150 of the first patients to arrive or however many patients arrive by 3:30 p.m. Friday to dental cleanings, extractions and fillings. Adults ages 18 and older can choose one of the treatments.
“The Godley Station Dental team along with our volunteers are committed to paying it forward to our community,” Practice Ambassador Kandi Tripp said in a press release. “This is a mission trip in our own backyard, and we are bringing our skills and compassion to make this the most amazing event yet .”
Dentistry from the Heart, which is based out of New Port Richey, Florida, has assisted dental providers across the nation with offering free dental care to those in need, according to their website. The nonprofit has donated more than $25 million and helped about 500,000 people in need of dental care.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 31.6 % of adults between the ages of 20 and 44 had untreated cavities between 2011 and 2014, which is the CDC’s latest data on dental health. About 33 % of adults ages 19-64 do not have dental coverage, according to the American Dental Association.
How to get to the Free Day of Dentistry:
Godley Station Dental is located at 1000 Towne Center Blvd, Suite 101. For more information on the event, visit here or call 912-748-8585.
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