Food Bank clients to benefit from free dental work

The Blunston Dental group has a commitment to giving back to the community and may be doing just that April 6 whilst it hosts the give back Smile back event.

“As part of Blunston Dental’s common community support initiatives we saw give back Smile again as a great manner to contribute to Airdrie using our training and skills for betterment and not just a usual monetary donation,” said Dr. Thayne Blunston.


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this is the second year the dental practice has taken part in give back Smile back, that is a national charity initiative. Dental practices across the usa give returned to their communities during national Oral health Month by providing those in need with free dental check-united statesand cleanings.

This year, customers of the Airdrie food bank are the beneficiaries; something executive Director Lori McRitchie said is gratefully appreciated in those hard economic times.

“Dental care is so costly. if you’ve hit a wall and you can’t afford to buy food, you truely can’t afford to try this preventative or regular dental work,” she said. “To have any individual actually do checkups and cleanings and preliminary cavity work is wonderful. It’s going to have an big impact on our clients.”

according to Blunston, one dentist, hygienists and 4 team individuals will be participating in give back Smile back. The dental team is planning to see approximately 25 clients throughout the day who will be pre-selected to take part.

“The method of choice usually begins by our office selecting a local charity to work with. Then that charity will screen its customers for people in genuine need of immediate dental care who may not be able to currently afford it for a large number of reasons,” he said.

“those names are then forwarded to our office. We do a prioritization of those patients on greatest need and will perform the agreed upon procedures in the course of our campaign day.”

each client will also receive an oral-care kit supplied by Crest-Oral B.

For Blunston, supporting the customers of the Airdrie food bank with their dental care is just some other way his business can support its community.

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