Local dentist holds free day of service

Photo by Emily Baker Dentist Brent McDonald and Elizabeth Hatfield help a patient during their free service day.
Photo by Emily Baker
Dentist Brent McDonald and Elizabeth Hatfield help a patient during their free service day.

Knox Family Dentistry had a busy day Friday, Dec. 4 as they finished up their yearly day of free service. Since 2007, Knox Family Dentistry has opened its doors once a year to help those without insurance.

“We wanted to give back and do something for the community as a thank you,” said Sandy Parker, Knox Family Dentistry Office Manager. “We especially wanted to do something for people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford to get oral care done.”

Knox Family Dentistry allows patients to choose between a filling, an extraction, or a cleaning at no charge to the them.

Over 30 people visited the office to take advantage of the offer.

“They really enjoy the program,” said Parker. “We have people calling throughout the year for information.”

The office usually schedules their day of free service on the first week of December. Patients must call ahead and make an appointment to be seen.