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Guntersville dentist offers free dental procedures for a day

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GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A Guntersville-based dentist offered free dental procedures for up to 60 patients on Friday.

Dr. Chris Harper of Total Dental Care on Gunter Avenue will conduct teeth cleanings, fillings, and tooth extractions at no cost as a gesture of giving back to the community.

This is Harper's third year in holding the event and likened it to a party that volunteers and patients could appreciate. 

In years prior, Dr. Harper said patients had arrived as early at 3 a.m. to claim a chance for free dental work. Some traveled from as far as Tuscaloosa and Florida, Harper said.

This year, Harper and his staff changed the process to a lottery system, where 60 names will be picked from a pool.

Harper said the need for quality dental work is crucial among those who do not have dental insurance or cannot afford it.

"A lot of people don't realize the health of your mouth is directly related to the health of your entire body. The same germs we find in our mouth, we find in our brain, we find in our heart, there have been people who have died from untreated teeth like this," Harper said.

Names from the raffle were chosen at 7 a.m.

Donations of canned food or $5 were also accepted.

Local Dental Resources for free or reduced cost dental services:

For Adults: 

Quality of Life Clinic
Gadsden
Fees Based on Income
256-492-0131

Great Physicians Dental Clinic
First Baptist Church in Albertville
Friday’s Only 8 am to noon
256-878-2291

Affordable Dentures
Albertville
256-840-5051

UAB Dental School
Birmingham
Adults, Kids over 12
205-934-2700

For Kids:

Sorrell Dental Center
Boaz
Accepts Medicaid
256-840-2021

All Kids
Low Cost Dental Insurance Administered
By Alabama Dept. of Public Health
1-888-373-KIDS (5437)

UAB Dental School
Birmingham
Kids Under 12
205-934-4546 

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