Local dentists give back for Dental Access Days

Several local dentists traveled to Florence to take part in the South Carolina Dental Association’s third annual Dental Access Days (D.A.D.), held last Friday and Saturday at the Florence Civic Center.  Dental cleanings, fillings, root canals, and extractions were offered free of charge on a first-come first-served basis, and people from all over South Carolina were lining up as early as 7 p.m. Thursday night to be sure they got to see a dentist during the event.
Dr. Jeffrey Weaver, co-owner of McKnight & Weaver Dentistry in Port Royal, discussed his hope that the event will be repeated.  “It is great to see so many of our local dental professionals taking time to give back to the community.  The need for this type of event is great in the state of South Carolina. Many adults lack dental insurance and are unable to pay for even basic dental needs.  I am sure that the overwhelmingly positive response this event received will ensure that it is continued in the future.”
During the two-day event, more than 2,000 patients were treated by more than 200 dental professionals and 300 community volunteers. For more information on upcoming D.A.D. events, contact the South Carolina Dental Association.

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