Platinum Dental Care gave back to the community last week doing what they do best—providing free dentistry. As important as oral hygiene is to systemic health, regular dental exams often fall to the bottom of a family’s priorities. For this reason, five area dentists with their hygienists, assistants, and office staff dedicated an entire day to providing fillings, extractions, root canals, exams, and cleanings free of charge. In its second year, Free Dental Day 2016 was focused primarily on serving those with special needs and their families. The outcome? An overwhelming response from the community and nearly 60 dental procedures performed.
To make this event the success that it was, Platinum Dental Care paired with the Utah Parent Center ( www.utahparentcenter.org ) to get the word out. When one mother scheduled her family’s appointments, she said, “I have a special needs son. He was blessed to have dental insurance, but I do not… being a fixed income family, it just isn’t an option right now.” Recognizing the great need, Platinum Dental Care would like to continue Free Dental Day for the families of those with special needs an annual event. A total of $27,588 in dental services were donated, and countless hours of work donated by the staff involved. Henry Stein donated the supplies used to serve these patients. Participating Platinum Dental offices this year were located throughout Utah, and patients came from all over to receive care.
Platinum Dental Care is now planning for next year’s event, hoping to reach more families and perform more services at all Platinum locations. If you have questions or special requests with regards to Free Dental Day, or just need more information about scheduling an appointment, please call (801) 293-1234.