The Dental Care Group and Dental Care Group Kids are bringing free smiles back to the community! On Sunday, February 8, they’ll host the 4th annual Dentistry from Our Hearts. Their dental teams will be donating their time to provide free services for the underserved including exams, cleanings, fillings, bondings, extractions, x-rays and emergency care at both their Aventura and Pembroke Pines offices during this year’s event. No appointments will be made—it’s first-come, first-served.
Tooth decay, which is almost entirely preventable, is the most common chronic illness among school-age children. Left untreated, it can result in infection, unbearable pain, loss of teeth and acute systemic infection. Yet nearly one in four American children have untreated tooth decay. For low-income children, the rate doubles.
“For many, a visit to the dentist is unaffordable and inaccessible. More than 85 million Americans have no form of dental insurance. We are looking to address this concern and give back to the members of our community who need it the most,” said Dr. Rick Mars.
With the help of their fellow dentists, hygienists, clinical and administrative teams, volunteers and sponsors, Dr.
Rick Mars, Dr. Joel Glicksman and Dr. Josh Coussa have treated over 1,000 patients and donated nearly half a million dollars in dental care through the Dentistry from Our Hearts program since 2012.