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Saturday, September 27th is "smile day" for Western NY
"Nothing you wear can be more important than a smile,” remarked actress Connie Stevens. But for those that are uninsured, it’s not always that easy to sport a toothy grin.
Dr. Bob’s Dental Care is the Western New York participant in what has become a tradition of providing no-charge care one day each year.
The national not-for-profit, Dentistry from the Heart, holds the event with hundreds of volunteer dentists. They define their mission with the simple statement "making people smile".
The organization reports that over 100 million Americans lack dental insurance and over 29 percent of adults have untreated cavities.
Dr. Robert LaCarrubba – AKA "Dr. Bob" - has been giving the free care for the last five years. "We plan to treat over 300 patients on this day, coordinating with a team of my associates to perform free extractions, fillings, or cleanings to take care of as many folks as we can." These procedures will be available this day: exams, X-rays, cleanings, fillings, and extractions.
3 locations to serve you:
Dr. Bob’s office at 8875 Porter Road in Niagara Falls will open at 8:00am on September 27th, a Saturday, and stay open to 1:00 pm.
Dr. Bob’s office at 4927 Main Street in Amherst will open at 8:00am on September 27th, a Saturday, and stay open to 1:00 pm.
Dr. Bob’s office at 892 Elmwood Avenue will open at 8:00am on September 27th, a Saturday, and stay open to 1:00 pm.
He recommends that anyone who wants to be treated to register here starting at 7:45 AM. Each will be seen by his office on a first come, first served basis. He urges early arrival on that day and that prospective patients come prepared with blankets, snacks, water, etc. because the line will be forming outside.
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