Lets face it. One of the places we don’t go to often enough is the dentist. One of the reasons is we get out of the routine and it’s hard to get back on schedule. Again this year, on Aug. 6, Dr. Tracy Murray at 1010 Gallia Street in Portsmouth and his team will be hosting their annual Free Day of Dentistry.
“This is our ninth annual,” Rhonda Murray, wife of Dr. Tracy Murray, said. “Over the past eight years we’ve seen over 800 patients and we’ve contributed services of over $250,000.”
Dr. Murray and his Team are hoping to help many people in need of dental work by providing free fillings and extractions.
The event was created to help the growing number of uninsured and underinsured patients who have a difficult time affording dental treatment.
“It’s our way of giving back to our community,” Rhonda Murray said. “There’s a lot of hard times out there – people getting laid off – their insurance is dropping. There are people in need of dental work that can’t afford it.”
Murray said people can make arrangements for their free dental appointment on Aug. 6 by contacting the office at 740-354-3368 two weeks prior to the event to schedule a pre-screening appointment.
“You’ll come in for that pre-screening. They’ll do an x-ray, which is free of charge, and let you know what you need, and then you’ll be set up for that day,” Murray said.
Her husband echoed her sentiments.
“Free Day of Dentistry is our day that we are able to give back to the community in the best way we know how; free dental care,” Dr. Tracy Murray said. “What makes this event so special is that it’s not just our office who gives back, it’s the entire community. “
Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.