Dr. Tracy Murray is out to change lives by offering free smile to anyone who needs dental work, as he hosts the latest event for Dentistry From The Heart.
In the past year, Dr. Murray and his team of dentists, sponsors and volunteers have helped over 110 people in need of dental work — treating patients in need of fillings extractions and cleanings. This year’s event promises to be the largest yet.
“Now more than ever, I know there’s 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. This Dentistry from the Heart event is my way of giving back to the community, and being there for the people who are in need of dental work,” Dr. Murray said.
The event will take place on Aug. 22 at Dr. Murray’s office in Portsmouth. Starting at 8:30 a.m., Dr. Murray and his volunteers will treat prescreened patients first, then remaining patients will be seen on a first come first serve basis. For more information, visit portsmouthdentalcare.com or the organization’s national Web site at www.dentistryfromtheheart.org.
Dentistry from the Heart is a registered non-profit organization that offers free dental work for people who need it. Dr. Vincent Monticciolo founded the organization as a means to give back to the community and address the growing number of people without dental insurance. In the past seven years, Dentistry from the Heart events have contributed over $l million in free dentistry and helped over 5,000 patients across the country.
Call (740) 354-DENT for a prescreen appointment, which started July 20.
Pageant applications are available
Applications are now being accepted for the Wee Miss, Tiny Miss, Little Miss Junior Miss and Little Mr. Portsmouth/Scioto Valley Programs. These fund-raiser pageants will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts on the campus of Shawnee State University, 940 Second St.
The contestants in the different age divisions will be awarded titles and the age groups are as follows: 0 to 2 year old girl Wee Miss; 2 to 5 year old girl is Tiny Miss; 6 to 9 year old girl is Little Miss; 10 to 12 year old girl is Junior Miss; and 2 to 10 year old boy is Little Mr.
The categories of the pageant will consist of Formal Wear and Casual/School Wear with an on-stage question in Formal Wear for all age groups except the Wee Miss age group. Also there will be a private interview with the judges panel for the Junior Miss Age Group only wearing their Casual/School Wear outfit.
The entry fee for the program will be $50.
All winners will represent the area in various parades and social events. It will be up to the parents of the winners to supply their own transportation in parades. Parents may put the winners in other functions with the approval of the director.
Admission to the pageant will be $7. The only exception will be the contestant and his or her mother/guardian.
The decision of the judges will be final.
Application packets are available at the Southern Ohio Craft Mall in Wheelersburg or at The Ritz in Portsmouth or by calling Greg Davis at 981-2948 or via e-mail @ . Fill out the entire application and return with check to Miss Portsmouth/Miss Scioto Valley, P.O. BOX 299, South Webster, OH 45682.