7th Annual ‘Dentistry from The Heart’ event captures the community’s heart.
Bolivia, NC – April 30, 2018 – ‘It takes a village’ is a phrase that comes to life this week at Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry for the annual ‘Dentistry from The Heart’ event.
Over 100 volunteers help with preparations, treatment and care at the event – but support comes from deep within the community. Local restaurants and food stores donate food for volunteers and patients throughout the 13-hour day. Police direct traffic on highway 211. The dental industry donates materials and supplies. Local non-profits help to rally volunteers. Small businesses donate everything from water to port-a-jons. Local shops support the event with raffle items and everyone pitches in to circulate flyers for the event.
This event is one of only 2 being held in NC in May. For some patients this will be welcomed relief from a dental problem. For some, the only opportunity to have an annual check-up and cleaning. In 2001, New Port Richey dentist Dr. Vincent Monticciolo created ‘Dentistry from The Heart’ as a way to give back to his community by providing aid to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance.
Dr. Cecilia Liu, the pediatric dentist at Coastal Pediatric Dentistry, notes the importance of events like this for children. In addition to treatment, ‘Dentistry From The Heart’ is part of an ongoing campaign to educate parents and children on the importance of dental care from a young age. Dr. Liu was drawn to the pediatric specialty of dentistry because she is passionate about helping children; about keeping them healthy and confident. “Events like this open the door for children to begin to get the care they need” says Dr. Liu, “after this event, if even one child stays on the path of dental health and experiences the confidence a pain-free healthy smile creates, then we have made a difference.” Sometimes a smile can make all the difference.
The media is invited to meet some of the special people involved in this event. The event begins at 7:30am and goes until 4:30pm at the Hwy 211 office: 3071 Southport-Supply Road, Bolivia, NC. For more information please visit DentistryFromtheHeart.org. or CoastalCosmeticDentistry.com
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