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 Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH) event on Saturday, February 1.
Dr. Dhanju and his dedicated team of dentists and volunteers will help hundreds of people in need of dental work – treating patients in need of fillings, extractions, cleanings, and oral cancer screenings. Over the past years, these doctors have helped many patients, but this event will be their second combined charity event at their 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 and 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 takes place on Saturday, February 1 at the Pacific Oral Health Centre, 3rd floor, 15850 24th Avenue, Surrey, starting at 9 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 p.m. Examinations, x-rays, fillings, extractions, cleanings, and oral cancer screenings are free on this day.
For more information, visit 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 last year on April 13 at a similar event organized at Pacific Oral Health Centre. Dr. Dhanju, his colleagues and volunteers were able to treat 120 patients that day, and the remainder received future appointments to receive free or discounted dentistry.
Further information, contact: Dr. Harinder Dhanju at 604-536-2700