At Vienna Smiles, we do more than just provide dental care. We care about our community and our patients, which is why we take our services a step further to host Dentistry from the Heart each year. This past September, we hosted the 4th annual Dentistry from the Heart event to help those in our community receive the dental care they need for free. It is estimated that 100 million Americans are unable to see the dentist due to the cost of care. As a Vienna dentist, we do not want to see our community place their oral health at risk due to finances, which is why we offer free services once a year to those in need.
Dentistry from the Heart 2016
Now in our 4th year, this year’s event had a larger turn out than ever before, allowing us to treat more than 100 people from our community. Starting as early as 4 am, we had people lining up to receive free dental care. At 7 am, we began serving the needs of those in our community with the help of 5 doctors and 3 dental hygienists. We had 5 dental stations in place to provide patients with the comprehensive care they needed. Services we offered ranged from dental cleanings and extractions to dental fillings and everything in between.
Each year we look forward to hosting the event with Dr. Hisham Barakat stating the day is the “most awesome day” of the year. Dr. Jennifer Bobbio agrees, saying the event supports one of the very reasons that has inspired her to become a dentist in the first place because she is able to give back to the community. She enjoys seeing dental professionals and the community really come together during the event.
Also helping during the event was our very own Michelle Ryan, who has been part of the Vienna Smiles team for the past 5 years. She enjoys helping during the event due to the amazing sense of fulfillment being able to help people. Year-after-year, she remains grateful to help more and more people receive the care they need.
During this year’s event, we had the honor of treating a wide range of patients with a number of needs. For example, we were able to help one man who had been living with dental pain for about a year. Now, he can live pain-free! In addition, we also helped a man who said he has a new lease on life after receiving the care he needed.
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Patients far and wide came to attend the Dentistry from the Heart event. In fact, one man took 3 busses just to get here! As your family dentist in Vienna, VA, the entire team at Vienna Smiles looks forward to giving back to the community that has supported us for so many years.
We look forward to hosting the event again next year to help even more patients receive the quality care they need for an improved quality of life.