Dentistry with a Heart returns with free dental care Feb. 10

Dr. Donnelly and San Marcos Gentle Dental will host its 4th annual Dentistry From The Heart-For the Love of Chance event – providing a free day of dental care to more than 75 residents.  

As a growing number of Americans lack dental insurance, Donnelly believes this is a great way to address many health problems and give back to the community.  At last year’s event, San Marcos Dental provided more than 70  people in the community with free dentistry valued in excess of $30,000.  The goal is to provide dental treatment to even more of those in need this year. 

The event will take place on Friday, Feb. 10, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. Event hours will be from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Dentistry From The Heart patients travel from across Texas every year to attend these events which provide free dentistry to those in need. 

In 2001, Dentistry From The Heart started with Florida dentist Dr. Vincent Monticciolo as a way to give 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 over 200 annual events nationwide and provided more than 45,000 people with free dental care services.  

At this year’s event the participating dentists will include: Donnelly, D.D.S., Andres Arismendi, D.D.S., and Charles Reeves, D.D.S. Along with the dentists, there will be three hygienists and  numerous numbers of volunteers ensuring that the event will be a success. The team of dentists, hygienists, volunteers and sponsors will provide either a free extraction, filling or cleaning to patients attending.  

“It all comes down to wanting to provide something greater to my community,” Donnelly said.  “The services provided by Dentistry From The Heart helps more than just a patient’s teeth, it gives them a renewed reason to smile.”   

Dentistry From The Heart is a registered non-profit organization that provides free dental work for people who are in need. In the past 13 years, Dentistry From The Heart events have contributed more than $8 million in free dentistry and helped more than 45,000 patients across the country. 

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• Submitted by Gentle Dental


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