Saturday, November 22, 2008

Smile, this dental work is free:

Port Orange, Florida is fluoridated: "The 44-year-old wasn't alone in her painful plight at the White Wolf Dental Group office, where many with toothaches occupied nearly every suite Friday. About a week before Thanksgiving, two dentists, five hygienists and 14 staff members donated their time to treat about 80 patients who braved cold weather overnight in a line so long, it looked like they were waiting for concert tickets."

"I hear a lot about people who go overseas and do charity work, and that's wonderful and something I'd like to do also some day," Valenzi said. "But I just felt like there was a need right in our community."

And that need was obvious in the parking lot and in the hundreds of telephone inquiries. Operating on a first-come, first-served basis, the office turned away more than 100 people waiting in line, while a steady stream continued to show up throughout the day only to find out they were too late.