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Free dental care offered to those in need

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Submitted by Aurora Children's Dental Services

Aurora Children's Dental Services has organized the 12th annual "Dentist With a Heart" scheduled for Feb. 6-15. Twenty-eight area dentists from throughout the Fox Valley will open their doors to the needy, offering free services during specific times.

Over the last 11 years, the free services provided to the people of the Fox Valley have totaled $1,033.786. Yes, the services are free.

No appointments are needed, and calls at the dentist offices will not be taken. Simply arrive at the location selected prior to the starting time listed for that office. Patients will be treated on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to arrive early to ensure your chances of receiving treatment that day. Services are limited to patients over the age of 3 years and an adult must accompany anyone under 18. No proof of income or need is required.

Free services for the day (unless noted below) include: cleanings, X-ray, diagnostic services, fillings and extractions. Dentists will not be able to provide more involved services such as crowns, bridges, root canals and dentures due to time constraints. For additional information

Dates, times and locations when "Dentist With a Heart" services are available:

• Feb. 6: Kendall Pointe Dental, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dr. Douglas Palmer, Dr. Ashley Charmichael, Dr. Erika Krouth, 1991 Wiesbrook Road, Oswego.

• Feb. 7: North Aurora Smiles, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dr. Hammad Aziz, 1133 Oak St., North Aurora.

• Feb. 8: Dr. Mark Weinhold, 8 a.m. to noon, 1 E. County Line Road, Suite A, Sandwich; Prairie Dental Care, Dr. Mary Parkhurst, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dr. Linda Weglarz, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2424 W. Indian Trail, Aurora; and Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2460 S. Eola Road, Aurora.

• Feb. 12: 1st Family Dental, Dr. Nidal Obeid, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 55 S. Commons Drive, Aurora; and Lincolnway Dental Center, Dr. Young Kim, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 417 S. Lincolnway Suite A., North Aurora

• Feb. 13: Boulder Hill Dental, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dr. Amita Raval, Dr. Mark Commean, 20 Boulder Hill Pass, Montgomery; Young Dental Care, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dr. Kimberly Young, Dr. Cynthia Chen, 1132 Prairie St., Aurora; Dr. Richard Chroust, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (no cleanings), 1217 Oak St., North Aurora; Dr. Michael Montminy, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 201 N. Constitution, Aurora; and Dr. Joseph Sullivan, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 645 Plaza Drive, Sycamore.

• Feb. 14: Pauly Family Dental Group, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dr. James Pauly, Dr. Gina Jacobsen, 1940 W. Galena Blvd., Suite 10, Aurora; Dr. Narda Coronado, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 454 N. Lake St., Aurora; Dr. Gregory Fauth, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 2 to 5 p.m., 1940 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora; and Fairview Dental, 8 a.m. to noon; 1 to 5 p.m., Dr. Gary Ahasic, Dr. Larry Sexton, Dr. Brian Tonner, Dr. Michele Bruno, Dr. Don Flynn, 541 Sullivan Road, Aurora.

• Feb. 15: Waters Dental Group, 8 a.m. to noon, Dr. John Waters, Dr. Adam Winckler, 420 E. Church St., Sandwich.