Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Comfort Dental provides free dental care on Care Day, Friday, December 24

All Comfort Dental offices will provide free dental care to anyone on Friday, December 24, through it's Care Day event.

Care Day will be at all Comfort Dental general dentistry offices (60+) throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Missouri and Ohio. Offices will be open on December 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. See locations or call 1-877-330-7676.

Since 1984, Comfort Dental has offered free dental care on Christmas Eve Day. Care Day was started 27 years ago as a way of improving accessibility to dental care. On Care Day, all services are free to anyone. Patients are helped on a first-come, first-served basis, receiving a variety of basic dental care from cleanings to extractions. More serious dental problems are handled on a case-by-base basis and at the discretion of the individual dentist.

Approximately 200 Comfort Dental dentists and 1,200 staff members donate their time on Care Day. Last year on Care Day, Comfort Dental offices saw 3,200 patients and gave away $600,000 in free dental services. This year, the need is likely to be bigger based on economic conditions.

Since Care Day’s beginnings in 1984, Comfort Dental has given away $10 million in dental services. Last year, Governor Bill Ritter recognized Care Day. President and Founder, Dr. Rick Kushner says, "We provide free dental care to help people. If someone has a bad tooth, hopefully we can make them feel better. For some people, including kids, Care Day might be the only time they see a dentist all year. We’re dentists, so we give away dental services for the holidays. Care Day is one of the cornerstones of the company. According to Dr. Neil Norton, Vice President, "Due to the tough economy, we anticipate a record turn-out. In a typical year on Care Day, we average 2,000-3,000 patients, but last year was more than 3,000, and this year may be even bigger. There are a lot of families out there who just can’t afford dental care, and this is their only dental visit all year."

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