LONGMEADOW, MA–(Marketwired – February 25, 2015) – Dores Dental, a leading Longmeadow family dental practice, will host its annual Dentistry From The Heart program Saturday, May 9, to benefit needy community members.
Dr. Jim Dores, owner of Dores Dental, will provide free dentistry to patients during the weekend event at his Longmeadow dental office, 175 Dwight Road, Suite 304. The practice will offer free exams, cleanings, extractions and fillings. Dores Dental will partner with local transportation services, shelters and local food vendors.
Dentistry From The Heart was founded 14 years ago in New Port Richey, Fla., and has provided millions of dollars in free dental care. The worldwide nonprofit is dedicated to giving a free day of dental care to people who do not have insurance or cannot afford dental care. There are more than 300 Dentistry From The Heart events every year.
Dores Dental first hosted Dentistry From The Heart in 2013. Dr. Dores said the surrounding community has been supportive of the program and instrumental in helping it grow every year.
“It is a great day where our team provides quality dentistry to patients who would have otherwise gone without dental care,” Dr. Dores said. “Part of our office mission is to serve those in the community who are underserved, so it is a wonderful day for us. It’s very rewarding to see the smiles from the volunteers, and of course, the patients.”
Dores Dental serves the communities of Longmeadow, Hampden, Southwick, Springfield, Wilbraham, West Springfield and Agawam, Mass., as well as Enfield and Somers, Conn. He treats children, teens and adults in his office. Individual services include same-day crowns, inlays and onlays, dental implants, bridges, root canal therapy, periodontal disease treatment, tooth extractions, teeth-whitening treatments, Invisalign and custom mouthguards.
Dr. Dores spent nine years working in sales and finance before entering dental school. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and worked as an associate dentist for four years before purchasing his own practice in 2010. Dr. Dores has advanced education in general dentistry, Synergy implant training, Invisalign and same-day crowns. He uses a CEREC machine to produce natural-looking and durable same-day restorations.
Dr. Dores received the Vitals Patient Choice Award in 2013, a recognition given out by www.Vitals.com, a patient-review site for doctors. He is dedicated to his community and donates his time to Alana Smiles, a charity that offers treatment for oral cancer patients, and Dentistry From The Heart, a national collaboration of dentists who provide free dentistry for a day for patients without dental insurance.
For the cost of teeth whitening at Dores Dental, visit the website at www.DoresDental.com or call 413-241-3995.