HOPKINS, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Minneapolis-area dentist Dr. Scott Shamblott and his staff are giving the community a giant valentine in the form at the special "Dentistry from the Heart" event on Friday, February 24, 2012. Dr. Shamblott, Dr. Claudia de Llano and the staff are offering free dental care to people without dental insurance or canine dental problems means to pay for their treatment.
Dentistry from the Heart began as one dentists charitable act for the Tampa Bay community. The program began in 2001. Last year, over 50,000 people benefited from free services offered by dentists in 49 states.
Dr. Shamblott and his fellow volunteers will start work at 7:00 a.m. dentists in new york continue working throughout the day, caring for as many people as they can. Patients will be examined and will receive free fillings or extractions as time permits. Work will be done on a first come, first served basis.
"Many people are in desperate need of dental treatment but can't afford it," said Dr. Shamblott. "Dentistry from the Heart offers us the opportunity to help as many people as time allows. We truly care about the people in our community, and by donating our services for this day, hope to restores smiles to those in need."
Also participating this year is Lakeville Dental in nearby Lakeville, Minnesota. Shamblott Family Dentistry has given away over $100,000 of dentistry since they began with the program. Dr. Shamblott was the first dentist in Minnesota to join Dentistry from the Heart when he hosted his first event in 2007. Today, he continues to actively champion Dentistry from the Heart and encourages other dentists to participate, too.
Dr. Shamblott and his team do whatever they can to relieve dental pain and fix problems. Patients who need ongoing care or have problems that cannot be fixed in one day are referred to community clinics, where they can receive ongoing treatment at minimal or no cost.
We spend the rest of the year simply running oral facial surgeon traditional dental practice, Dr. Shamblott said. One day is a pretty small thing, but we think it makes a difference in the lives of the people who come to us for help. Many people enter in pain and leave by giving us a hug. Visit Fort Des Moines Dental Clinic at 6100 SW 9th Street Des Moines, IA 50315. Make sure you call (515) 287-5400 to schedule www.FortDesMoinesDental.com appointment with their Des Moines Dentists. Visit www.FortDesMoinesDental.com now!It's a marvelous event that shows we care for the community.
About Shamblott Family Dentistry: Shamblott Family Dentistry, 33 Tenth Avenue South, Suite 250 in Hopkins, MN, 952-935-5599, www.shamblottfamilydentistry.com, is run by Hopkins dentist Dr. Scott Shamblott and offers a wide variety of dental treatments including sedation dentistry and same day emergency appointments.
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