A Mesa dentist is hosting a free dental day on Friday February 17th as part of the Dentistry from the Heart programme.
Dr Carl Metz will be providing dental services at his office on Dobson Road in Mesa free of charge. The first 100 patients will receive free treatment and appointments will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Dr Metz is a member of the non-profit organisation, Dentistry from the Heart, which works to provide free dental care for people who are on low incomes and those without insurance.
Over the course of the last few years, the number of patients seeking affordable dental care has risen significantly in the aftermath of the recession. Many people have lost their jobs and as a result no longer have employee benefits, which usually include medical and dental cover.
Dr Metz will be offering one filling, extraction or cleaning treatment per patient to enable him to help 100 people during the day.
Hundreds of dentists across the country volunteer their time and services throughout the year to help those in need. Dentists giving up one day a year helps hundreds of people across the USA and gives them treatment that they would never be able to afford.