One hundred twenty people received free dental care as part of Lake Oconee Dentistry’s Dentistry from the Heart event on Friday, September 30th.
Special to the Citizen
Lake Oconee Dentistry hosted its Dentistry from the Heart event last Friday, September 30th, providing a free day of dental care to 120 area residents. This is the sixth time Lake Oconee Dentistry has held this event.
As in past years, patients began lining up for treatment the day prior to the event. Drs. David and Patti Bradley were joined by their associate, Dr. Shelly Pound, as well as other Lake Oconee Dentistry hygienists, dental assistants and team members. For the fifth year in a row, Dr. David Miller and his team from Lake Oconee Oral Surgery Center donated their time and expertise to assist with surgical extractions. Community volunteers, as well as volunteers from Lakeside Church, were also on hand to assist.
The doctors, in cooperation with a team of dental professionals and volunteers, provided 67 extractions, 33 fillings and 41 cleanings, totaling nearly $30,000 in free care. In total, Lake Oconee Dentistry and Lake Oconee Oral Surgery have provided nearly $250,000 in free dentistry to the lake area community through Dentistry from the Heart events over the years.
“Before we started this event, we noticed we were receiving a lot of calls from people who needed dentistry, but didn’t have funds to get the proper treatment,” says Dr. David Bradley. “We’ve all been in situations where we’ve needed a helping hand. Dentistry from the Heart has become our way to help those who have no means of affording much-needed care. It’s our way of serving the community – and we always look forward to helping as many people as we can.”
Drs. David and Patti Bradley opened Lake Oconee Dentistry in 1998. In addition to providing standard preventive maintenance exams and professional cleanings, Lake Oconee Dentistry offers short-term orthodontics, cosmetic enhancements, dental implant placement and restoration, teeth whitening, and oral appliances for snoring and sleep apnea. Lake Oconee Dentistry is proud to be recognized as the area’s “Best Dentist” by readers of The Lake Oconee Breeze for five years running. In 2016, the practice received the additional awards of “Best Customer Service” and “Business of the Year.” The office can be reached at 706-453-1333.