Residents in the Shelbyville community and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to receive free dental services at Dental Care of Shelbyville.
Drs. Michael Hoagburg, Shuaib Mirani and team at Dental Care of Shelbyville will be improving the oral health of the community as part of Free Dentistry Day, Friday, September 10, a day dedicated to providing free dental care to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 108 million Americans are living without dental insurance.
“We understand that many people in our community and across the nation haven’t been to the dentist for a long period of time. Some don’t understand the importance of dental health, but more often than not, they don’t have the financial means,” said Dr. Hoagburg. “This event is a great opportunity for us to share our time and resources with those less fortunate and give back to the community.”
There is increasing evidence that links oral health to overall health and well-being. The signs and symptoms of over 100 medical conditions, including diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Lou Gehrig’s disease and oral cancer may first be detected through traditional oral examinations.
“Dental health is a vital part of a person’s overall health,” said Dr. Mirani. “Through this event, we hope to educate patients on the importance of dental health and encourage them to adopt an ongoing oral care regimen.”
During Free Dentistry Day, cleanings and extractions will be provided to patients on Friday, September 10, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 1828 E. State Road 44, Ste 300 in Shelbyville. Patients will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 317-604-5275 or visit www.FreeDentistryDay.org.
“It’s very gratifying to see the impact that events like Free Dentistry Day can have on the life of a person. While we’re changing their life, they’re changing ours,” said Dr. Hoagburg.