Free dental work offered by local dentist groups Sept. 20

Staff Report

People in the Rockford community will have the opportunity to receive free dentistry services — including cleanings, extractions and fillings — at the dental offices at 3065 N. Perryville Road, Friday, Sept. 20.

The doctors and teams of Dental Group of Rockford and Affordable Dentistry Today will be improving the oral health of citizens as part of Free Dentistry Day — a day dedicated to providing dental care to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance.

Now, more than ever, there are people in Joliet who need dental services but have no means to afford them — whether they’re out of a job, or just don’t have dental insurance,” said Dr. April Kennedy of Affordable Dentistry Today. “This event is a great opportunity for us to share our time and resources with those less fortunate and give back to the community we serve.”

Dr. Katie Kickertz of Dental Group of Rockford added: “Our team is committed to lifetime dental care because good oral health is integral to overall health. By participating in this program, our goal is to engage patients and encourage them to adopt an ongoing oral care program and a lifelong regimen of preventative care.”

Patients can choose from either one free cleaning, extraction or filling between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20. Visit for more details. Patients will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the event.

One third of Americans are living without dental insurance, and current economic conditions leave little room to afford dental procedures.

From the Sept. 18-24, 2013, issue

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