Hudsonville Dental Celebrates Smiles From the Heart with Free Dental Day
Hudsonville Dental of MI Smiles Dental Group will provide free dental care to over 80 West Michigan community members in need of treatment for its eighth annual Smiles From the Heart event (formerly known as Dentistry From the Heart).
The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, September 24 at 3250 Central Blvd. in Hudsonville.
Free services provided by Hudsonville Dental’s team of dentists, volunteers and sponsors will include extraction, filling or cleaning. Services will be available for at least the first 80 patients on a first come, first served basis.
Hudsonville Dental has served over 925 residents, totaling $ 267,000 in free dental care donations, over the past seven years and hopes to continue to spread smiles throughout the West Michigan community in 2021.
“Smiles From the Heart is the only day of the year that we set aside so that we can give our neighbors in need the care and treatment they deserve, regardless of their condition or ability to pay,” said said Dr. Brian Yared of Hudsonville Dental. “If there is an unmet need, you will be treated … without barrier or judgment.”
Patients traveling from all over West Michigan arrive early in the morning for free dental care, usually between 5 and 8 a.m. Those arriving later in the morning are still seen, but may have to wait for more early participants. Hudsonville Dental staff plan to keep attendees updated as the day progresses, allowing patients to decide whether they wish to stay for the chance to receive free dental treatment.
For those who will not be able to attend the September 24 event, MI Smiles Dental Group will be hosting another free dental day at its Grand Rapids office, Contemporary Family Dental on October 22.
The Hudsonville Dental event is sponsored by Oral-B, Baker Tent Rentals, Kerkstra Services Inc., Rainbow Grill (Hudsonville), Hudsonville Grille, Signatures Coffee & Espresso and 317 Coffee.
Donations for the event help feed volunteers and patients and provide shelter for queuing patients. Those wishing to get involved for future events can contact MI Smiles Dental Group to help them with the proceeds of food, snacks and drinks for attendees.
To learn more about Hudsonville Dental’s Smile From the Heart event, visit hudsonvilledental.com/givingback/freedentalday.
Dentistry From the Heart is a non-profit organization founded by Dr Vincent Monticciolo over 16 years ago with the primary purpose of giving back to those who cannot afford dental care.
Each year, the organization inspires hundreds of events, which help thousands of patients receive millions of dollars in free dental care. The organization’s vision is to expand its reach to even more practices around the world. You can find more information about Dentistry From the Heart at dentisteriedetheheart.org