On Saturday, August 20th, 2016, 380 Family Dentistry is again teaming up with the non-profit organization Dentistry From The Heart to organize our fourth annual Free Day of Dentistry. With the rising cost of medical treatment and the economic downturn, more and more people are having problems affording dental care. Dr. Campbell has recruited the best doctors and staff in the area to volunteer for this big event. On Saturday August 20th, we will be spreading the smiles bright and early. Registration begins at 6:30am and patients will be seen starting at 7:00am on a first come, first serve basis. The first 100 patients to register will receive dental care absolutely free.
“My wife and I believe that if every healthcare professional would give even one day a year of their time back to the community, we could solve the healthcare crisis in this country. Over the last couple years Dentistry from the Heart has allowed us to impact the lives of so many patients and families. This has become an annual event for us and we hope to see it continue growing to support the community that has given so much support to us.” -Dr. Campbell
2016 EVENT INFORMATION
Date: Saturday, August 20th, 2016
Time: 7:00 AM- 3:00PM. We will see patients on a first-come, first-served basis. The last patient will be seen at 3:00pm.
Location: 380 Family Dentistry, Highway 380 and Coit, Prosper Tx 75078
What: Patients will receive one complimentary cleaning, filling, or extraction on a first-come, first-served basis
Event Registration Information:
Registration starts at 6:30AM on day of event on a first-come, first-served basis. In the past, patients have arrived as early as 10pm Friday night, so please plan accordingly.
We do NOT offer pre-registration or appointments for this event. Simply show up the day of the event in order to complete registration. The registration form cannot be completed or provided in advance of the event.
You do NOT need to provide any proof of income, lack insurance, etc. to receive treatment at the event. EVERYONE over 18 is invited to attend.
You will be waiting OUTSIDE until your number is called for treatment. Please dress appropriately for the expected weather, and bring an umbrella just in case!
We ask that you stay on the property until your number is called for treatment. While we do our very best to get each patient in and out as quickly as possible, we cannot anticipate the cases we may see, which means you may be waiting several hours. So please consider bringing along the following:
Food/Drink if desired.
Book, Cards, Ipad, Ipod, etc., to pass the time.
We welcome donations from dental offices, community businesses and organizations to help offset costs. All donations are tax-deductible. If you are a dentist office that would like to help us out either by making a monetary or supply donation or to volunteer, email DrTCampbell@gmail.com . This event is only successful because of the support we receive from YOU!
These donated items are especially appreciated:
Breakfast, lunch & drinks for our 40+ volunteers who generously donate their time and talents to make this event happen!
Giveaways for volunteers at the event.
Monetary to cover costs of security, event hosting, supplies, etc.
Thank you to our sponsors and supporters who help make this event possible. Your ongoing support allows us to spread smiles throughout our community. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please feel free to contact our office and find out how.
What is Dentistry from the Heart?
Dentistry From The Heart is a registered non-profit organization who has helped over 50,000 patients and has given away over 12 million dollars in dental care. This year is Dentistry from the Heart’s sixteenth year of helping individual dentists and practices across the country host their own Free Day of Dentistry.
What dental care is offered at 380 Family Dentistry’s DFTH Event?
Dentistry From The Heart events provide free extractions, fillings or cleanings. Given the influx of what can be hundreds of individuals on a given day, only these three procedures are possible.
How can I receive treatment at this event?
All that is required for treatment at 380 Dental’s DFTH event is being 18 years old. The first 100 participants are eligible for the Free Day of Dentistry. Since we have a high number of expected attendees, we recommend arriving early. Last year we had people arrive here as early as 10pm the previous day.
Can my kids receive free dental care?
Dentistry From The Heart members provide free dental care services for adults 18+. Give Kids a Smile, another national dental nonprofit, provides children 18 and under with free dental care during the month of February. For more information please google “Give Kids a Smile”.
What if I need additional dental care?
Dentistry From The Heart events are not able to provide for all manner of dental care services. However, we recommend that patients requiring additional treatment explore contact with local free clinics in their area. You can get a list of these from the Collin County offices (http://www.co.collin.tx.us/healthcare_services/indigent.jsp).
Another course of action for low cost care is to contact the local dental school in Dallas, Baylor College of Dentistry.
Past Event History
DFTH Volunteers 2015
Coordinator: Robin Simone
Doctors: Travis Campbell, David Roberts, Holland Morrison, Lauren Standefer, Nathan Ho, Jeema Dad, William Manning, Jennifer Hedrick, Nauman Quamar
Support: Corrine Simone, Claire McCartney, Martha Velazquez, Shrunjal Trivedi, Tina Wallace, Jenny Scaria, Olivia Saucedo, Miranda Standifer, Devang Agrawat, and all our other amazing volunteers.
August 2015 – Our 5th event was our best to date, thank you to all our amazing volunteers for making this event a success! This is the first event we had more volunteers than we needed, thank you all for your help in giving back to the community! Our main sponsors make everything possible: In-Touch Credit Union, SuddenLink, Market Street, and Henry Schein. Total donated care since 2011: over $250,000.
July 2014 – We decided to try another date for our 4th event. We had some new sponsors, In-Touch Credit Union, SuddenLink, and Prosper Insurance Agency, join with Market Street and Henry Schein, thank you for your support! Total donated care to date: $190,000.
Sept. 2013 – Our third event has started to grow. We had churches and groups provide food for both the volunteers and patients. As usual, none of this would have been possible without our long term sponsors Market Street and Henry Schein. Total $140,000.
Sept. 2012 – Our second event went much smoother! This year took our total donated care to over $100,000. Thank you again to all our volunteers, and our sponsors Henry Schein and Market Street.
Sept. 2011 – Our first event! Thank you to all our volunteers and sponsors, especially Henry Schein and Market Street who have helped us every year since we started. This event had a lot of hiccups that have been corrected over the years; however we were still able to donate over $52,000 in free dental care!