Dentistry From The Heart is an outreach program passionate about reaching patients with oral health needs, giving them smile makeovers including: exams, cleanings, fillings, etc. is just the beginning.
A day could begin with people waiting in line as early as 12:10am, eager to meet a doctor as soon as the facility doors open – knowing that it would also open the doors to better health and restored teeth.
It was a first come, first serve basis, however, when anyone sat in the chair, they were first and foremost.
Among the 257 patients treated, some found themselves reconnected with each other and their volunteers, one remarking, “It’s sort of like a family…everyone’s so nice.” A post-procedure interview with another individual who had four free dental procedures shared, “Y’all are nicer, more gentle and overall better than any dental work I’ve had to pay for in the past. I love you guys! I’m getting back in line now to get a filing!”
During one year, thanks to Dr. Ryan Buckwalter and all the doctors who volunteered their time, they were able to perform over 913 dental services. With people coming as from as far as New Jersey and many locals, all left with a big, healthy smile!