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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Spreading Free Smiles Across South County

Arrowhead Dental Associates will host Dentistry From The Heart - providing over one hundred twenty people with free dental care on Saturday, August 9th, 2014.
By Jennifer Carey

Charlestown, RI – On August 9, 2014, Arrowhead Dental Associates will host their sixth annual Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH) event – providing a free day of dental care to over one hundred local residents.  

The doctors, hygienists, staff, and family volunteers are donating their time to offer free dentistry to those in the South County area who are  in need of dental services but who have no means to afford it, whether they are out of a job or have little or no dental insurance.  This is Arrowhead Dental Associates’ way of giving back to the community.

The event will take place on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at Arrowhead Dental Associates, 4995 South County Trail, Charlestown, RI.  

Starting at 7:30 a.m., Drs. Bruce Gouin, Christine Benoit, Richard Walsh, Nectara Stefano, Brendan Gouin, Frank Vezzoli and their staff, family members, and volunteers along with Dr. Frank DeQuattro, Dr. Paul Geunes and Dr. Eric George will treat the first 120 patients or however many we can serve by 5:00 p.m.  

Appointments will be given on a first come/first served basis.  Doctors will provide exams, fillings, and extractions; hygienists will provide cleanings, x-rays, and sealants.

Because of the great need in our area, we are limiting our services to patients from the South County area only.  We regret we cannot serve our entire state; we are hoping that other offices will consider doing their own Dentistry From the Heart free dental day in their communities.

 The media is invited to join the many volunteers, patients and Arrowhead Dental Associates on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 to spread free smiles across South County through Dentistry From The Heart located at 4995 South County Trail, Charlestown, RI.  For more information please visit or call 364.6300.

DFTH is a national non-profit organization with a simple mission – making people smile.  Founded in 2001 by a dentist in New Port Richey, Florida, DFTH was created to aid those in need, including the growing population of under-insured Americans.  

Over 100 million Americans lack dental insurance and over 29% of adults have untreated cavities.  Without events like DFTH, dental care simply isn’t an option for many of the uninsured.  To date, DFTH has helped over 45,000 patients and provided over $8,000,000 in dental care.