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Free Dental Day is Something to Smile About

By John Palminteri, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Senior Reporter, johnp1250@aol.com
Published On: Feb 08 2014 11:04:10 AM CST

Santa Barbara's Neighborhood clinics offered free dental checkups for 50 residents.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

A free "Dental Day" event at the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics has put a smile on the faces of 50 residents who  were given check ups on Friday.

Some had cleanings, and others were able to get additional procedures.  All were given dental education, and prevention information.

Dr. Quynh Nguyen said they were seeing all ages, including some of the elderly from a nearby senior citizen home. Others included those with no insurance, or who were under insured for major dental work.

"Most dental diseases are preventable and controllable. We try to show every patient that  comes into the clinic that the cure is in their hands, not ours. If they are in charge of their mouth they won't have this problem," said Dr. Nguyen.

The next free day for dental care will be May 16th.

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