The husband and wife duo behind Smileology, Dr. Olivier Broutin and Dr. Amber Wiebe, are out to change lives by offering free smiles to anyone who needs dental work. The fourth annual Dentistry from the Heart will be held March 30 at 12273 US Hwy. 98, #117 in Miramar Beach.
Starting at 7 a.m. Broutin, Wiebe, and their volunteers will treat the first 50 patients, or however many they can service by 2 p.m. Guests 18 years and older can choose from a filling, extraction or cleaning.
During the 2017 Dentistry from the Heart event the team of professionals provided 91 patients with 161 services. In addition to the time dedicated by hygienists, assistants and other dental professionals, a total of $36,092 worth of dental care was donated to the community in good faith.
Dentistry from the Heart is a national non-profit organization with a simple mission — making people smile. Founded in 2001 by a dentist in New Port Richey, Florida, Dentistry from the Heart was created to aid those in need, including the growing population of under-insured Americans. Over 100 million Americans lack dental insurance, and more than 29 percent of adults have untreated cavities. Without events like Dentistry from the Heart, dental care simply isn’t an option for many of the uninsured. To date, the program has helped more than 5,000 patients and provided over $1 million in dental care.
“The Dentistry from the Heart event is our way of giving back to the community, and being there for the people who need dental work,” Wiebe said. “There are so many people in our community who can’t afford dental care, so we aim to help in any way we can.”
For more information, visit smileology.com or the organization’s national website at dentistryfromtheheart.org.