Dentistry from the Heart helps metro residents in need of free dental care
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – This year is the sixth year for Dentistry from the Heart at Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs.
The line formed around midnight, hours before the doors opened, which is a testament to the thousands in Kansas City who are in need of free dental care.
Dozens of dental specialists volunteered to help people, who are typically uninsured, get a free cleaning, extraction or filling.
“We started with 10 to 15 volunteers. Now there are 50. We got a lot of dentists, hygienists, assistants and dental students,” said Dr. Alan Foster of Foster Dental Care.
The folks having the work done were beyond grateful.
“Getting a tooth extracted. It’s broken off and I need to get it removed,” said a patient named Tom.
“My sister suggested it. I need to see a dentist. I need a cleaning or filling, one of the two,” said Debbie, a patient.
In six years, Foster Dental Care has helped more than 600 patients.