Doctors with a Heart

On Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon, the 19th Annual Doctors With a Heart (DWAH) day will be held at the following locations: Progressive Dental, 1113 US Rte. 11, Kirkwood, N.Y.; Progressive Dental, 565 Hooper Rd., Endwell, N.Y.; Progressive Dental of Norwich, 101 S.  Broad St., Norwich, N.Y.; Progressive Dental of Montrose, 57 Public Ave., Montrose, Pa.; Chenango Bridge Dental, 528 Main St., Chenango Bridge, N.Y.; and Marusich and Conti Dental Office, 190 Main St., Johnson City, N.Y.

Those with urgent dental needs, who have no money, job, or means of welfare health care, are invited to visit one of the above locations for care on a “first come, first served” basis.

Any dental service that can be performed and completed in one visit will be offered which includes; cleanings, fillings, extractions, fluoride treatments, and x-rays.

Twenty-six years ago, Dr. Duane Schmidt, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa founded DWAH day, Inc. Today, DWAH has become the largest doctor charity in the world. It has been estimated that over 15,000 doctors and their staff in various health care disciplines participate in this day of giving.

Eighteen years ago Dr. Spera and his dedicated staff and associates started this tradition locally. Over the past eighteen years, all participating doctors and staff have treated over 4,895 patients and completed over $795,563 worth of dental services.

“Across the nation, once a year, doctors close their cash drawers to help people who have no means of support.” said Dr Spera. These doctors know of no better way to show they care for those in need that live in our community.

For more information, contact Mary Beth Pichura at Progressive Dental by calling (607) 722-5464 or (607) 754-2273.

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