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Hundreds Benefit from Free, No Cost Dental Care

During the month of September, 1300 people, many of whom started lining up as early as three in the morning, received absolutely free dental treatments.

For the eighth year in a row California Dental Group has made a very positive difference in the community by hosting Free Emergency Dental Treatment Days as part of their growing annual effort to serve those who don’t have the money to go to the dentist.

Everything from fillings, root canals, extractions, toothache treatments, cleaning of infected gums and more were provided, at absolutely no cost, to as many people as possible between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., on a first come, first serve basis.

Realizing that many people are struggling in the current economy, California Dental Group wants to give people, who couldn’t otherwise afford it, an opportunity to take care of dental problems before they become more serious, and more costly.

California Dental Group sees hundreds of patients per month. Yet, according to Dr. Kamran Sahabi, owner of California Dental Group, “We see an amazing number of people who need treatment and can’t afford it. We come across this every day. So I decided that we needed to address this serious health issue.”

Each of California Dental Group’s seven locations, Glendale, Los Angeles, North Hollywood, Oxnard, Upland, Tustin and Whittier, now devotes at least one day per year to providing free dental care to the community.

Dr. Sahabi considers the cost of the giveaway in staff time and supplies as “not really important.” “What is important is that people understand the two main problems in dental care — tooth decay and gum disease — and that they are both preventable with good hygiene and regular visits to the dentist. It makes us feel great to be able to provide these Free Emergency Dental Care Days to the community. People start lining up early in the morning; the more we’re able to help, the better!”

California Dental Group has been serving Southern California for over 21 years and is a recognized leader in all aspects of dental services including family dentistry, dental implants, orthodontics, and all cosmetic dentistry procedures. California Dental Group is accredited with the American Dental Association and California Dental Association. The highly trained staff of dentists is licensed to practice by the Dental Board of California and all specialists are Board certified.

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