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Dentistry from the Heart aims at smiles

Prepare to smile wide this week. Free dental care will be offered to Sooke residents on Monday, April 29.

Sooke’s Academy Dental will be offering their first ever Dentistry from the Heart program, where they will provide free dental care to anyone who walks through their door that day. Clients can choose from one of the three options: a free extraction, a free filling, or a free cleaning.

“Our goal is to provide as many people as possible, that cannot afford regular dental appointments for themselves or their family members. We are actually bringing out a second Dentist to Sooke for this day so that we can maximize our treatments for the community of Sooke and the outlying areas,” writes Joanna Peitler, the office manager for the Sooke location. In the spirit of free, the staff will also be donating their time.

According to a press release distributed by Academy Dental, half of Canadians have reported being unable to afford dental care, and Academy Dental aims to change the facts by providing free, essential dental care.

Dentistry from the Heart started in 2001 as Florida dentist Dr. Vincent Monticciolo’s way of giving back to the community.

“The services provided by Dentistry from the Heart helps more than just a patient’s teeth, it gives them a renewed reason to smile,” said Monticciolo.

Sooke Dental Academy is located at  6689 Sooke Rd. in Sooke and they will have their doors open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Teeth, and their owners, will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Advanced bookings will  not be accepted.

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