Dentistry From the Heart
Reflections Dental Care has been changing lives for the last six years by offering free smiles to anyone who needs dental work, as they host their annual event for Dentistry From The Heart. Over the last six years, the Reflections Dental Care team, other volunteers, and sponsors provided nearly $183,000 of free dental work to over 500 people in need– treating patients needing fillings, extractions, and cleanings.
Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH) is a national non-profit organization with a simple mission – making people smile. Founded in 2001 by a dentist in New Port Richey, Florida, DFTH was created to aid those in need, including the growing population of under-insured Americans.
Over 100 million Americans lack dental insurance, and over 29 percent of adults have untreated cavities. Without events like DFTH, dental care simply isn’t an option for many of the uninsured. “Now more than ever, I know there are people out there that need my services, but have no means to afford them – whether they’re out of a job, or just don’t have dental insurance. This Dentistry From The Heart event is my way of giving back to the community, and being there for the people who are in need of dental work,” said Dr. Lance Schmidt.Dentistry From The Heart is a registered non-profit organization that offers free dental work for people who need it.
Dr. Vincent Monticciolo founded the organization as a means to give back to the community and address the growing number of people without dental insurance. In the past seven years, Dentistry From The Heart events have contributed over $1 million in free dentistry and helped over 5,000 patients across the country.