Dentistry is a luxury too many in our community cannot afford. One local dentist is taking action and offering a free day of dental.

When Dr. Rachel Staples and her colleagues advertised a free day of dentistry last year, they thought they’d be serving Victoria’s poorest. But after completing about $37,000 worth of fillings, tooth extractions and cleanings at their three Academy Dental offices, Staples was struck by the spectrum of people who took advantage of the complimentary services.

Read the article: Charity dental care fills local need

Source: Victoria News

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