As last year, Dr. Allan Acton and a team of dental professionals will provide free extractions, fillings, or cleanings. Hygienists, dental assistants and other dental professionals will also be donating their time and resources in order to provide free dental care to as many people as possible.
Last year was the first year Dr. Acton teamed with Dentistry From The Heart. Before that, his practice partnered with Cary Magazine to offer the Cary Smile Makeover, where three deserving women received a complete dental and aesthetic transformation. Dr. Acton says that although he enjoyed providing the smile makeovers, having the ability to affect more people through Dentistry From the Heart means more to him.
“Working with Dentistry From The Heart allowed me to reach out and help a tremendous amount of people who were in pain and lacked the resources needed to ensure proper oral health,” said Dr. Acton. “Although we weren’t providing these patients with ten thousand dollar smiles, we were able to give them the care and attention they needed that they otherwise were unable to afford. Seeing and meeting so many grateful people throughout the day was absolutely priceless.”
Last year’s Dentistry From The Heart event attracted over 150 patients who received $46,025 in services. With the publicity received from last year’s event, Dr. Acton expects the number of people to show up for the event to rise.
“Obviously, we couldn’t have accomplished what we did last year without the help of so many dentists who volunteered their time, as well as dental students, hygienists, and others who staffed the event throughout the day. I even had a school friend fly in from Colorado to participate. We’re hoping to equal or best our crew this year so that we can treat as many people as possible.”
Dr. Acton has set up a website to begin registering volunteers for the event. Anyone interested in volunteering can sign up by visiting https://carydental.wufoo.com/
In order to help defray some of the event’s cost, Ruckus Pizza will be holding fundraisers at its Cary (8111 Tryon Woods Drive) and Morrisville (1101 Market Center Drive) locations from March 18-20. During both three-day events, the restaurant will donate 15% of those days’ total revenue to Cary Family Dental’s Dentistry From The Heart event.
About Cary Family Dental
Cary Family Dental is located near the corner of Kilmayne Drive and Kildaire Farm Road in Cary, N.C., and provides a trusted tradition of personalized, comfortable and affordable care. Dr. Allan Acton has trained extensively and offers comprehensive cosmetic and family dental care in Invisalign, veneers, implants, dentures, emergency care, fillings, crowns, root canals and periodontal therapy. Cary Family Dental serves families in Cary, Apex, Raleigh, Morrisville and the surrounding areas. For more information, call (919) 457-0397.
460-6884 or visit www.carydental.com.
About Dentistry From The Heart
In 2001, Dentistry From The Heart started with Dr. Vincent Monticciolo, who wanted to give back to the community and to provide aid to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance. Dentistry From The Heart is a registered non-profit organization that provides free dental work for people in need. Since its inception, Dentistry From The Heart has grown to include over 200 annual events nationwide and has provided more than 60,000 people with an estimated $8 million in free dental care services. For more information, please visit: www.dentistryfromtheheart.org.
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