Thursday, August 15, 2013
Pleasant Family Dentistry will host Mount Pleasant’s annual Dentistry From The Heart event – providing a free day of dental care to 100 residents.
The line will begin as early as the night before, with hundreds prepared to camp out in order to receive free services. Dentistry From The Heart patients travel from across South Carolina every year to Pleasant Family Dentistry’s dental practice for the annual free day of dentistry, happening on Saturday, Aug. 17.
In 2001, Dentistry From The Heart started with New Port Richey dentist Dr. Vincent Monticciolo as a way to giving back to the community and provide aid to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance. Since its inception, Dentistry From The Heart has grown to include more than 200 annual events nationwide and provided more than 45,000 people with free dental care services.
Annually, Drs. Jackowski and Johnson and their team of dentists, volunteers and sponsors provide the first 100 patients with a free extraction, filling or cleaning. This is the second annual event for Dr. Jackowski and Dr. Johnson who have donate more than $40,000 in free dental care.
“It all comes down to wanting to provide something greater to my community,” said Dr. Johnson. “The services provided by Dentistry From The Heart help more than just a patients teeth, it gives them a renewed reason to smile.”
Dentistry From The Heart will be held at at 1204 Two Island Court.
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