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Reason To Smile: Free Dental Care

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EUGENE, Ore. — There will be smiles all around at Smiles Dental in Eugene because the clinic is holding a Free Dental Day on Friday. The event is called Dentistry of the Heart Day. A staff of seven will perform basic dentistry services such as cleaning, fillings, examinations and extractions.

This is the second year the clinic is doing this. Last year, volunteers saw 26 patients and gave them over $12,000 in free dental services. Since the event’s inception in 2009, the Smiles Dental Group has seen hundreds of patients who received over $350,000 in dental work.

“Our purpose is to give back to the community to kind of bridge the gap between dental needs and dental care in our community,” said dentist Dr. David Matthews, DMD.

Due to the popularity of this event, Smiles can only see patients who are scheduled in advance. Residents of the Eugene area are able to call the office on Thursday, February 20th at 8:00 a.m. to schedule a one-hour appointment. The number is  541-343-3722. The office is on 2201 Willamette Street, Suite A.

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