Brewer Dental Will Offer Free Dental Work This Saturday
To help Montanans ease the burden of dental care costs, Brewer Dental's annual 'Dentistry From The Heart' event will be held this Saturday (2/16) 6am to 2pm at their west end location, 2900 Central Avenue.
Patients will be seen on a first come, first served basis with one free extraction, filling or cleaning offered to anyone over 18 years old. Children can receive a free screening and cleaning. A heated tent will be available for guests to wait for services so dress appropriately for the weather.
In a 2017 DPHHS report on the oral health of Montanans, the following statistics were reported:
▪ Sixty-five percent of Montana children experienced dental decay by the time they reach 3rd grade in 2014 and nearly one in four had untreated decay during 2014.
▪ One in six elderly (17%) adults (age +65 years) reported they had lost all natural teeth to decay or gum disease in 2014.
▪ Over 40% of dental care expenditures were paid out-of-pocket, compared to 17% of out-of-pocket total healthcare expenditures.
Over 13 years Dentistry From The Heart has given $1.4 million dollars in free dental care. Brewer Dental has a goal to serve 450 patients for a total of $100k in free services on Saturday.
Dentistry From The Heart is a registered non-profit organization. For more info, visit www.DentistryFromTheHeart.org