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DentalCare West offers a free Dental Care Day for Christmas

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DentalCare West offers a free Dental Care Day just before Christmas

DentalCare West will hold its second annual Free Dental Care Day this week Friday 21st December 2012, as a gift to improve community access to dental care just before Christmas.

The turnout for the event last year saw 350 people eagerly wait in line from as early as 3am. The 104 people who received dental care had a range of treatments including examinations, fillings and extractions totalling $25,000 worth of free dental services.

Last year Tania and her 80 year old Dad, George, made a 244km journey last year from Kaikohe, Northland arriving to wait at 3am, just to attend the free Dental Care Day. Tania says “My Dad had a toothache and for months couldn’t afford to go to the dentist, so when we heard about the free dental day, we made the drive and it was so worth it. DentalCare West sorted him out for free, it’s such a great thing they do for the community.”

DentalCare West’s owner Dr Scott Waghorn says, “We know that toothaches and dental pain are especially hard to endure, but for some families regular dental care is out of reach. It’s Christmas, so we want to offer a day of free treatment to as many people as we can.”

“We want to make sure people who would otherwise be in pain can enjoy Christmas with their families.”

“We’ll again be offering a variety of basic dental care services including consultations, fillings and extractions,” says Scott. “We know some people get nervous about visiting the dentist because they think it is going to cost them the earth and hurt, but DentalCare West is all about making the experience of caring for your teeth comfortable, affordable and accessible.

Based in West Auckland, DentalCare West’s doors open for Free Dental Care Day at 8am on the 21st December and dental services are free to everyone. They guarantee to see the first 100 people in line. There’s no need to make an appointment, people will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

In the spirit of giving, the practice asks people who participate in the free Dental Care Day to bring along two tinned-cans of food, to be donated to Vision West a West Auckland Community Foodbank provider and the Auckland City Mission.

What: Free dental care for anyone
When: 8am-2pm, Friday, 21 December 2012
Where: DentalCare West, 190 West Coast Rd, Glen Eden, Auckland

About DentalCare West
Based in West Auckland, DentalCare West aims to expand access to quality dental care by making it affordable and convenient. They currently offer payment plans to all people, and free consultations for orthodontic treatment. It supports the community by providing free dental care for under 18s, free oral cancer screenings for all patients and free dental care for charitable organisations such as Auckland City Mission, Vision West, Kauri Trust and Monty Betham’s Steps for Life Foundation.

Founded in 1963 by ex-All Black Keith Nelson, DentalCare West has been owned by Dr Scott Waghorn, B.D.S., since 2007.

DentalCare West offers the full spectrum of dental services, from examinations and maintenance to orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and implants, and affordable sedation. It is one of the largest providers of free dental care for under 18s in New Zealand. It offers extended office hours of Monday-Thursday, 7am-7pm, Friday 7am-5pm, Saturdays by appointment and 24-hour emergency access.

New patients pay $90 which includes a comprehensive exam and x-rays. Braces for all ages are $250 per month. For more information please visit www.dentalcarewest.co.nz.

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