DENTISTRY FROM THE HEART
UPDATE 3/25/2020: Horizon Dental Care's "15th Annual Dentistry from the Heart" event is POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and the safety of all we are following PA Gov. and CDC recommendations and postponing the event until further notice. We will post updates when we know more.
Learn more. Read about our 14th Annual event below.
Horizon Dental Care hosted it's 14th Annual "Dentistry from the Heart" event at their Hawley office on April 27th, 2019. Over 200 Adults 18 years or older in need of dental treatment received cleanings, fillings and extractions completely free of charge.
Over the past 14 years, Dr. John Evanish III and the team at Horizon Dental Care, along with dozens of volunteers, have helped over 3,000 people receive over $1.2 million in free dental treatment.
For many individuals throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania there are limitations to getting affordable dental care. Many “working poor” are under-insured or have no insurance at all. Due to shifting policies and changing demographics in the area, the percentage of residents with dental decay and tooth loss is rising. As a result far too many patients who lack dental insurance and financial stability suffer until they end up in emergency rooms for treatment to manage pain and infection.
The condition of the oral cavity matters because it is interconnected with general health, social function, and emotional well-being. Horizon Dental Care’s annual “Dentistry from the Heart” events seek to remove barriers to quality dental care by giving people in need the opportunity for a free teeth cleaning, and when required, fillings or extractions to help to restore better health and alleviate discomfort.
Dentistry from the Heart (DFTH) was founded over 16 years ago in New Port Richey, Florida, by Dr. Vincent J. Monticciolo and has become a world-wide non-profit organization. The goal of DFTH is to provide free dental care to those who would otherwise be unable to receive the care they need. Every year thousands of dental professionals and volunteers donate their time and services to this cause by hosting their own DFTH events.
For more information on Dentistry From The Heart you can visit the organizations website at www.DentistryFromTheHeart.org.