Did you know a third of Americans are currently living without dental insurance?
This unspoken dental care crisis has led many dentists such as Dr. Jameson Baumgarten of Danville, IL, to offer free dentistry services to needy patients as part of Free Dentistry Day this month.
Without events like Free Dentistry Day, dental care simply isn’t an option for many uninsured people. Now more than ever, there are people in Danville who need dental services but have no means to afford them whether they’re out of a job or just don’t have dental insurance, said Dr. Baumgarten in a release. This event is a great opportunity for us to share our time and resources with those less fortunate and give back to the community we serve.
Patients are seen on a first come, first served basis and are encouraged to show up early to register their spot. Some of the free dental services offered include tooth extractions, fillings and dental cleanings.
Last year, Summit Family Dentistry in Littleton, CO, saw more than 150 people and gave away more than $50,000 in free dental work during Free Dentistry Day.
If youre one of the 130 million people without dental insurance, then click here to find upcoming Free Dentistry Day locations near you. Another option that people are turning to Discount Dental Plans.
For an annual Membership fee, these plans offer deep discounts on most dental work, like root canals, fillings and dental cleanings, making affordable dentistry available for more patients.