Free Dentistry Day will be at the Berkshire Dental Group office at 8701 S. Garnett Road in Broken Arrow on May 13.
A choice of a free cleaning, filling or extraction will be provided per patient between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Patients will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and all ages are welcome.
People in the Broken Arrow community, and surrounding areas, will have the opportunity to receive free dental services from the doctors and teams at Berkshire Dental Group, My Dentist – McAlester and My Dentist – Broken Arrow.
Free Dentistry Day is a day dedicated to providing free dental care to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 108 million Americans are living without dental insurance.
“We understand that many people in our community and across the nation haven’t been to the dentist for a long period of time. Some don’t understand the importance of dental health, but more often than not, they don’t have the financial means,” said Dr. T.J. Sprague of Berkshire Dental Group. “This event is a great opportunity for us to share our time and resources with those less fortunate and give back to the community.”
There is increasing evidence that links oral health to overall health and well-being. The signs and symptoms of over 100 medical conditions, including diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Lou Gehrig’s disease and oral cancer may first be detected through traditional oral examinations.
“Dental health is a vital part of a person’s overall health,” said Dr. Eric Golbek of My Dentist – Broken Arrow. “Through this event, we hope to educate patients on the importance of dental health and encourage them to adopt an ongoing oral care regimen.”
For more information, please call 918-250-9528 or visit www.FreeDentistryDay.org.