Dentistry From The Heart
On Apr 23, 2016, Keelan Dental participated in Dentistry From the Heart:
Keelan Dental is out to change lives by offering free smiles to anyone who need dental work, as they host the latest event for Dentistry From The Heart. In the past 3 years, Dr. Keelan and his team of dentists, sponsors, and volunteers have helped over 150 people in need of dental work – treating patients in need of fillings, extractions and cleanings.
Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH) is a registered national non-profit organization with a simple mission – making people smile. Founded in 2001 by Dr. Vincent Monticciolo, a dentist in Port Richey, Florida, DFTH was created to give back to the community and address the growing number of people without dental insurance. Over 100 million Americans lack dental insurance, and over 29 percent of adults have untreated cavities. Without events like DFTH, dental care simply isn’t an option for many of the uninsured. In the past seven years, DFTH has helped over 5,000 patients and provided over $1 million in dental care.
“Now more than ever, I know there’s people out there that need my services, but have no means to afford them – whether they’re out of a job, or just don’t have dental insurance. This Dentistry From The Heart event is my way of giving back to the community, and being there for the people who are in need of dental work.” – Dr. Keelan.
In the past 3 years, we have helped over 187 patients and provided $52,460 in free treatment. In 2017, we saw 95 patients and were able to provide $24,850 in FREE dental care to the Butler Community. We would like to thank all of our sponsors and volunteers that helped make this event possible!