Aching tooth, cavities or sore gums, should only mean a quick trip to the dentist to fix the painful problem. Unfortunately, many adults who suffer from dental problems, bear with it silently with the aid of over the counter pills as their medical insurance policies do not cover dental treatments. This silent suffering gave rise to a unique non-profit organization – Dentistry from the Heart (DFTH). This organization provides free dental care to those who require it.
In Cary, NC for the past four years, dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and volunteers have come together and organized Dentistry from the Heart events. This yearly camp is open to people living in Cary, NC or nearby towns.
Dentistry from the Heart offers free dental care to any person over the age of 18. The only conditions to this event are – patients are treated on a first come first service basis and the clinic will last between 7 am to 5 pm. During these hours any person can come and get their aching tooth fixed.
To-date, the Dentistry from the Heart event has treated over 500 adults. Any person interested in attending is advised to wear weather appropriate clothing and carry food and water as the event is held out-doors.