WAKE FOREST — Dr. Craig Winkelmann and Wake Forest Dental Arts will host Dentistry From The Heart Dec. 7.
Registration for the event, which provides free dental services to Wake Forest residents in need, begins at 7:30 a.m.
Winkelmann, his staff and a few volunteers will provide a free extraction, filling or cleaning to the first 50 patients. One service per patient will be provided.
Although this is the first time they’ve hosted such an event, Winkelmann has provided several thousand dollars worth of donated care through various organizations.
“We wanted to open our office to those in need and give back locally to the Wake Forest community,” said Winkelmann. “It is one thing to give back to those in need by traveling to them. However, we know there are many in need right here in our own community and this is a way to help them.”
In 2001, Dentistry From The Heart started with New Port Richey, Fla. dentist, Dr. Vincent Monticciolo. Since its inception, the organization has grown to include more than 200 annual events nationwide and has provided more than 45,000 people with free dental care services.
Wake Forest Dental Arts is located at 12520 Capital Blvd. For more information, call 919-570-9100.