Dentistry From The Heart: Giving Back to the Community
Dentistry from the Heart is a non-profit organization. Each year we participate and help patients who are unable to afford proper dental care receive fillings, extractions, cleanings, and other services. We are proud to be a part of the organization and proud to give back to the community that means so much to us.View transcript
Becky: Welcome to Dentistry from the Heart. So Dentistry from the Heart is a nonprofit organization. It's a way that we can give back to this wonderful community that supports us so nicely. So the way it works is that people that need dental care but can't afford it are able to come here on our Dentistry from the Heart day and receive free dental care. Dr. Whiting: You know what? We are helping out the community with a day of free dentistry. You know, we're doing fillings, extractions, cleanings, those sorts of things for people who can't afford dentistry. Becky: And we just get wonderful people that come that have various needs and we love taking care of them. Dr. Whiting: They're not patients. They're real people and they're, you know, like I said, they have stories behind their situations. And we might not know their stories, but we're still going to treat them and still help them out as best we can. Becky: And so this is a way that we can take care of our own community that takes such good care of us. Dr. McIntyre: We've done this for about five years now and this is a way of saying thank you to the community and helping people out who maybe don't have access to dental care. Woman 2: I'm having three teeth fixed. Medicare and, of course, Medicaid down here in Virginia, it doesn't cover dental care. So I have multiple sclerosis so this is a blessing to me that I can do this. And they're wonderful doctors. Woman 3: Pleasure. I'm glad they're doing it. It helps people out. Becky: Everybody's here volunteering their time, their talents, their good will. So we couldn't do this without all the wonderful volunteers we have. Monica: I'm here today from Dentistry from the Heart to volunteer as a hygienist. So hopefully, I get to clean some good teeth today. Dr. Sadoon: It is a beautiful opportunity every time we come here. Just try to help people and have fun and meet other friends and colleagues. Dr. McIntyre: So we're trying to help as many people as we can with as much as we can. Woman 2: The people are really wonderful. Just, everybody's great. Male: I feel like I'm in "The Avengers."