Thank you to Dr. C. Ross Crapo and his team for inviting Dr. Ngan Huynh to participate in their annual "Dentistry from the Heart" event in Victoria BC. Dentistry from the heart is a non-profit organization that over the past ten years has spread across the United States and Canada to now include over 200 free dental events annually.
Starting at 8:30am on Saturday, September the 17th the doors were opened at Dr. Crapo's dental office. Supported by an entire team at the clinic, three dentists were able to quickly examine, diagnose and treat dental problems for patients in need. Three hygienists spent time discussing oral hygiene while the patients waited for their treatment. The team focused on minimizing pain and oral disease by treating with fillings, extractions, and even a pulpotomy (partial root canal treatment) on a child.
By the end of the day, the patients had left happy and we were tired but elated that we were able to help so many people. Thank again to all those who were involved. Contact the Dentistry from the Heart organization if you want to host your own event in future. It would not have been possible to spread the word regarding the event without the help of community and media partners.
Story in the Victoria Times Colonist
Video Coverage from CHEK News