Dentists volunteer to relieve pain
Published: March 16, 2006 | 3741st good news item since 2003
Six local dentists will offer their services free of charge for one day, aiming to relieve plenty of pain in those who can’t afford to pay for time in the chair.
Calling it Dentistry With Heart, the event is coordinated by dentist Pat Clark, a graduate of the Dunn College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and a veteran of UT’s frequent dental community programs. He’s also a frequent participant in many overseas medical mission trips, some sponsored through Bellevue Baptist Church.
Other practitioners volunteering for Dentistry With Heart are: James Sexton, Barrett Sexton, Patrick Pearson, David Kizer and Medhi Sedeghi. Their focus will be on extractions and fillings to relieve pain. There’s also a desire to recruit more dentist to participate in the future and make this an annual event.