Doctors With a Heart Day: Free dental care for the poor Saturday

NORWICH – On Saturday, Sept. 18, from 8 a.m. to noon, the 15th annual Doctors With a Heart Day will be held at the following locations:

• Progressive Dental, 703 Conklin Rd., Conklin

• Progressive Dental, 565 Hooper Rd, Endwell

• Progressive Dental of Norwich, 101 S.Broad St., Norwich

• Chenango Bridge Dental, 528 Main St., Chenango Bridge

• Enlightened Dentistry, 10 Henry St., Norwich

Those with urgent dental needs, who have no money, job, or means of welfare health care, are invited to visit one of the above locations for care on a “first come, first served” basis.

Any dental service that can be performed and completed in one visit will be offered which includes; cleanings, fillings, extractions, fluoride treatments, and x-rays.

Twenty four years ago, Dr. Duane Schmidt, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa founded DWAH day, Inc. Today, DWAH has become the largest doctor charity in the world. It has been estimated that over 15,000 doctors and their staff in various health care disciplines participate in this day of giving.

Fourteen years ago this tradition was started locally by Dr. Spera and his dedicated staff and associates. Over the past fourteen years, all participating doctors and staff have treated over 4,060 patients and completed over $574,736 worth of dental services. “Across the nation, once a year, doctors close their cash drawers to help people who have no means of support,” said Dr. Spera. These doctors know of no better way to show they care for those in need who live in our community.

For more information contact Michelle Roberts at Progressive Dental, 754-2273.

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