FREE Smiles Registration begins at 4A.M. 11/19/11. MUST SHOW UP AS EARLY AS MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE TO BE AMONG THE FIRST 100 PATIENTS GUARANTEED TREATMENT!

26 Oct

Marietta Family Dental Care is hosting their First Annual Free Dentistry Day for our East Cobb Community

Ages 18 and older can get free dental care Nov. 19 at Marietta Family Dental Care, 4720 Lower Roswell Road.

Drs. Michael and Azita Mansouri, with help from volunteer hygienists, dental assistants and other professionals, will provide extractions, fillings and cleanings to the first 100 patients on a first-come, first-served basis.

Care will be provided from 6:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The effort, the first for the Mansouri practice, is part of a nationwide effort sponsored by Dentistry From the Heart, a non-profit organization that has been providing free dental work to the needy since 2001.

Those who are not in the dentist’s chair will have to wait outside because the office isn’t big enough to accommodate everyone at once. While the dentists won’t likely be able to treat everyone who show up Saturday, Drs. Mansouri and staff will treat as many people as possible.

For more information visit www.naturalsmile.biz or call

770-973-8222.

Over the past four years, we have participated in similar events sponsored by other Organizations, Friends and Colleagues supporting these efforts. The Grand Opening of our Facility in May of this year has provided us with the opportunity to help people in our surrounding area. Other events have attracted hundreds of people, many camping out the night before the event to ensure a spot in the dentist’s chair.

The cost of living today is forcing many, unfortunately, to cut back on expenses and, for many, this means trips to the dentist get delayed inevitably. 

Thankfully, there’s an organization meeting the needs of people who can’t afford these services.

If you know someone who would benefit from their services, read on.

Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing free dental care to those who need it. Every year, individual dentists and practices across the country donate their time and resources to host their own DFTH events.

  • How can I receive treatment at a Dentistry From The Heart event?

All that is required for treatment at a Dentistry From The Heart event is being 18 years old. Arriving early for a Dentistry From The Heart event is recommended.

At 4 am November 19th we are going to begin taking blood pressure and completing medical history for all patients that will receive treatment at this event.  Dr. Mansouri REQUIRES that patients who need to premedicate for any health condition or are in need of blood pressure medications, take them (As directed by your physician) prior  to when treatment starts at 6 am. It is imperative you have taken appropriate medications, such as elevated blood pressure or pre medication, before treatment.  Lack of medicating WILL NOT allow us an opportunity to treat you.

  • Can my children receive free dental care from Dentistry From The Heart?

Dentistry From The Heart members provide free dental care services for adults 18+. Give Kids a Smile, another national dental nonprofit, provides children 18 and under with free dental care during the month of February. Please visit their website at http://www.gkas.org.

  • What dental care is provided at a Dentistry From The Heart Event?

Dentistry From The Heart event provides only free extractions, fillings and cleanings. Given the influx of what can be hundreds of individuals on a given day, only these three procedures are possible.

  • What if I need additional dental care?

Dentistry From The Heart events are not able to provide for all manner of dental care services. However, we recommend that patients requiring additional treatment explore contact with regional free clinics in their area. You can usually get a list of these from your county offices. Another course of action is to contact dental schools in your state. To see a listing of dental schools by state, please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dental_schools_in_the_United_States.

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14 Responses to “FREE Smiles Registration begins at 4A.M. 11/19/11. MUST SHOW UP AS EARLY AS MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE TO BE AMONG THE FIRST 100 PATIENTS GUARANTEED TREATMENT!”

  1. Anonymous November 16, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    I have insurance but I can’t afford the co-pay is there some way I can get no-copay service

    • MansouriDMD December 8, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

      No copay service

      We offer third party financing here in our office to assist with out of pocket expenses for your dental treatment as well as file to your insurance for their portion. 12 months interest free financing with CareCredit can also provide you peace of mind, We pay the interest that first year. Give us a call and we would be happy to schedule you and talk to you about all your treatment needs and financial options.

      Dentistry From The Heart is a Non-Profit that provides ONE service per patient during events like we hosted. http://www.dentistryfromtheheart.org provides a listing of practices that participate with this nonprofit.

      There are several different organizations that provide low cost or no cost dental care. Contacting your local health department may be the best idea, they should have a listing of providers that assist with these types of situations.

      Other outlets may also be:

      The Good Samaritan Center 404-523-6571
      Hebron Community Clinic 770-277-4675
      Ben Massell Dental Clinic 404-881-1858
      Grady Park Family Health 404-627-4259
      Medical College of Georgia (In Augusta) 706-721-2371
      Clayton State College – Dental Hygiene Dept. 678-466-4920 or http://www.clayton.edu.com
      Georgia Perimeter – Dental Hygiene Dept. 770-274-5130

  2. Amy Maughon November 19, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    I saw the story on the news about the free dental care day. I think it’s great your practice is doing that. As a dental professional I hate to see people in desperate need of care with no way to pay for treatment. Great Job! Amy Maughon RDH

    • MansouriDMD December 8, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

      Thank You Amy! It was a wonderful event! We look forward to hosting our 2nd Annual Day of Free Dentistry in November 2012 if you would be interested in participating! Stay Tuned

  3. Genesis magnes November 20, 2011 at 5:56 am #

    Thank you so much.
    My boyfriend and I feel so much better.

    • MansouriDMD December 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

      Genesis,

      It was a pleasure to treat everyone the 19th! We are so glad you both are feeling better! We look forward to giving back to our community again next year!

      Drs.Mansouri

  4. hoping for a miracle! November 22, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    My daughter was in a terrible car accident in 2007, it left her disabled. Her husband of 13 years resented her not being able to work any longer and he began drinking, experimenting with drugs, cheating on her and then he began physically and mentally abusing her.

    Bravely, she divorced this monster, but unfortunately she has no money and no self confidence.

    Due to the heavy medications and damage from his abuse and the accident, her once beautiful smile is now ruined. She has put on weight since the accident and he has convinced her that because of her teeth and weight, no man will ever find her attractive again.

    She has no money for a smile make over and no insurance for it either.

    We would give anything to give this kind, honest, Christian, sweetheart- something to smile about. Do you know of any groups or organizations that side the disabled with dental make overs? Thank you in advance!

    • MansouriDMD December 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

      Hi hoping for a miracle,

      I’m so happy to hear your daughter is looking toward the future!

      There are several organizations that work with private practice dentists for these types of cases. The Salvation Army is one of them along with many local churches. I would suggest contacting them regarding her situation and see if they have any recommendations. A lot of times they can access a Dentist who is in their “Network” of Miracle Makers. Our day of Free Dentistry Event, allowed for 1 procedure per patient, so even then, it doesn’t sound like Dentistry From The Heart would have been the route to go for your daughter.
      We do offer third party financing here in our office for these types of cases with Care Credit and would love to see her as a patient with us. If the concern is financial, I would also contact:

      The Good Samaritan Center 404-523-6571
      Hebron Community Clinic 770-277-4675
      Ben Massell Dental Clinic 404-881-1858
      Grady Park Family Health 404-627-4259
      Medical College of Georgia (In Augusta) 706-721-2371
      Clayton State College – Dental Hygiene Dept. 678-466-4920 or http://www.clayton.edu.com
      Georgia Perimeter – Dental Hygiene Dept. 770-274-5130

      They are also GREAT outlets for these kinds of cases. And if they are not currently taking any Full Smile makeovers on currently, they may be able to refer you to someone who is!
      Just a reminder, Ideally the focus needs to be getting her healthy and any restorative/cosmetic work little by little. One Step At A Time … So far, it sounds like she has made the most important step toward her future! =)

  5. Donna December 7, 2011 at 5:47 am #

    Many thanks for the full discussion of the issue. The page is very content rich. Congrats! Maintain the good work.

  6. Debby Dental March 7, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    When will you offer another free dentistry event? Please keep us posted!

    • MansouriDMD April 8, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

      Hi Debby,
      sorry for the late response, The best way to keep up with our free dental day is to check our web-site http://www.NaturalSmile.biz around November time. but for the most part it is 2 weeks before thanksgiving.
      We have also started a free information group on FaceBook called “Dental Help” This group is open to everyone to ask questions. Many of our colleges that are dentist, oral surgeons, hygienist are also part of the group and would be happy to answer any questions to the best of their abilities.

    • MansouriDMD August 23, 2013 at 12:08 am #

      our next free dental day is November 9th 2013 for more info check out our web-site at http://www.NaturalSmile.biz

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