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Local dentist offers free services on Saturday
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A free dental clinic will be held at the Modesto Centre Plaza Oct. 26-27. - photo by Photo Contributed

Maintaining good oral hygiene is an important component of taking care of one’s health and local dentist Dr. Robert McCulla is helping make dental care accessible for those without insurance or the means to afford dental care by hosting a Dentistry from the Heart event.

Dentistry from the Heart is a non-profit organization that provides free dental work for people those in need. In the past nine years, Dentistry from the Heart events have contributed more than $8 million in free dentistry and helped more than 45,000 patients across the country. In 2001, Dentistry From The Heart started with New Port Richey dentist Dr. Vincent Monticciolo as a way to giving back to the community and provide aid to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance.  Since its inception, Dentistry From The Heart has grown to include over 200 annual events nationwide and provided more than 45,000 people with free dental care services.

Dr. McCulla will host Turlock’s second annual Dentistry from the Heart event, providing a free day of dental care to more than 90 residents. Dentistry from the Heart patients will travel from surrounding areas to McCulla’s dental practice for the annual free day of dentistry on Saturday. McCulla and his team of dentists, volunteers and sponsors will provide the first 90 patients with a free extraction, filling or cleaning. Dr. Josh Liu, Dr. Sal Souza, local endodontist, and Dr. Ajay Patel, local oral surgeon, will be joining McCulla at his office.  This is the second annual event for McCulla, who will donate thousands of dollars in free dental care to Turlock residents. 

“It all comes down to wanting to provide something greater to my community,” said McCulla. “The services provided by Dentistry From The Heart helps more than just a patient's teeth, it gives them a renewed reason to smile.”

Dr. McCulla will be seeing patients from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at his practice located at 990 Delbon Ave.