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1st Annual Day of Free Dentistry was a HUGE Success!

7 Dec

We Spread Free Smiles Across East Cobb!

We would like to thank  ALL of our volunteers for the OVERWHELMING response to provide services to the community on Saturday, November 19th 2011 during our 1st Annual Day of Free Dentistry Event.

Our event was a huge success thanks to your help. We were astounded with the number of patients needing to be seen. The line for treatment on a “first come-first served basis” started at 9 Am Friday November 18th. By 3:30Am Saturday, there were more than 400 prospective patients in line. Initially we expected to be able to treat 150 patients, but with a total volunteer turnout of 12 Doctors and other dental staff totaling 70, we were able to exceed our expectations and accommodate a total of 217 patients. The first treatment began at 4:00Am and by 4:00Pm, there were 155 Extractions performed, 91 Fillings were completed, and 42 patients received Cleanings. Together, we provided a total of $122,978.00 in FREE Dental Services and completed 288 total treatments not including x-rays and exams.

Without the support from our Sponsors, this event would have never been possible. We would like to take this opportunity to also thank: KeyWorth Bank, Willeford Group, United Concordia Dental, Pure Life, 3M ESPE, MICROCOPY, Premier Dental, Oral B, Henry Schein, Peacock Partnership, Discus Dental, Switzer Medical and all of our local vendors (Chick-Fil-A Johnson Ferry, McDonald’s Lower Roswell Road, Dunkin Donuts, Longhorn Lower Roswell Road, Papa John’s Lower Roswell Road, Suburban Rental Lower Roswell Road, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and the residents who provided the patients waiting over night with multiple warm food donations … WHAT A GREAT EAST COBB COMMUNTY!) and the many other local businesses who contributed to the success of this event.

Here’s some of the links to all of the media coverage:

Dr.Azita Mansouri on 11Alive news

11 Alive News

East Cobb Patch

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Marietta Daily Journal

We are looking forward to sharing this wonderful cause again with all of you during our

2nd Annual Day of Free Dentistry Event in November 2012. 

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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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