Each year, the staff of Sleep Dentistry of Portland gives back to our community through a free dental care event called Dentistry From the Heart.
Dentistry From the Heart is a unique movement joined by practices across the country. At these events, dentists and their staff offer free dental care to people who are not able to afford vital services. The work goes far beyond exams — many patients suffer from toothache or other painful conditions they’ve endured without relief.
A History of Giving
On a Friday near Valentine’s Day — Sleep Dentistry of Portland offers a gesture of caring and goodwill by giving back to the community. Our doctors and staff members at Sleep Dentistry will start providing treatment at 7:30 in the morning. To date we have treated 744 patients and done over $242,000 in free treatment. On average, 75 low-income patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Treatment is provided to those in need who may not have been able to receive treatment otherwise.
Sleep Dentistry of Portland has made this an annual outpouring, and the event returns on a Friday near Valentine’s Day, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be the tenth year that we have held our Dentistry From the Heart free dental care day. Our volunteers are offering free dental services to those in need by offering one filling, cleaning, or extraction per person. Services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.