WINTER PARK, FLA. (Oct. 30, 2013) — Local dental professionals will put smiles on hundreds of faces this weekend, providing free dental care to uninsured, low-income children and families during the ninth annual Central Florida Dental Outreach (CFDO).
Nov. 2-3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at:
3727 N. Goldenrod Road
Since 2005, CFDO and its partners have provided free treatment to more than 1,800 individuals who are at or below 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines—including cleanings, fillings, extractions, root canals and restorations. Donated dental treatment, including provider time and donated supplies, has surpassed the $2 million mark.
“We have an amazing time every year we hold this event, and we’re looking forward to helping lots of people again this year,” says noted local dentist Dr. Andrew Greenberg, who co-coordinates the outreach with his wife, Susan.
Many volunteers for the event attend Northland, A Church Distributed in Longwood, but they are joined by others who also love Central Florida and want to give back to the community, Dr. Greenberg adds.
In order to help as many people as possible with the resources available, recipients have been pre-screened and scheduled for this weekend’s outreach. There will not be any emergency appointments available on the days of the event. Other dental care options can be found at CFDO’s website.