SURREY, BC, April 5, 2013 /CNW/ - The Pacific oral Health Centre (POHC) is out to change lives by offering free smiles to anyone who needs dental care, as the POHC hosts the latest event for Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH) on April 13th, 2013.
The media is invited to join, Dr. Dhanju and his dedicated team of dentists and volunteers to help 200 people in need of dental work - treating patients in need of fillings, extractions and cleanings. Over the past years, these doctors have helped many patients, but this event will be their second combined charity event at a new state of the art facility in Surrey.
The Pacific Oral Health Society is a registered non-profit organization whose mission is to provide affordable and accessible oral health care to financially disadvantaged individuals; to support the advancement of the dental profession with continuing dental education for oral health care professionals; to facilitate and provide funding for oral health, dental education and clinical research.
"Now more than ever, I know there are people out there that need my services, but have no means to afford them - whether they're out of a job, or just don't have dental insurance. Dentistry From The Heart is my way of giving back to the community, and helping people who are in need of dental work," said Dr. Dhanju. We are dedicating this event to the memory of Dr. Bud Sipko - a local dental mentor and leader who would have been proud to participate in this charitable day.
The event will take place on Saturday, April 13th at the POHC 3rd floor, 15850 24 Avenue, Surrey - starting at 8:30 a.m., Dr. Dhanju and his colleagues along with many volunteers will treat the first 200 patients, or however many they can assist by 5:00 p.m..
For more information, visit our national website at www.pohs.ca. Patients can register for this function on the Free Dentistry Hotline at 604 536 2700.
More than 300 patients showed up on December 4th, 2010 to receive treatment. Dr. Dhanju and his colleagues with volunteers were able to treat 120 patients on December 4, 2010 at a similar event organized in the Newton village area and the remainder received future appointments to receive free dentistry.
SOURCE: Pacific Oral Health Society
For further information:
Dr. David Speirs CEO pohc