April 13, 2013 10:14 pm
Updated: April 13, 2013 11:08 pm

Low income families get free dental care from Surrey clinic


For 200 people who normally can’t afford a trip to the dentist – today they had a big reason to smile. A team of dentists and staff in a Surrey clinic marked oral health month by providing them much-needed dental care – for free.

Dozens of people showed up at the Pacific Oral Health Society’s new facility Saturday morning to get everything from cleaning to dental x-rays from the dentists and hygienists who volunteered their time and skills for this program.

The program was started a few years ago by Dr. Harinder Dhanju after realizing the need for a community dental clinic to serve low income families in the Fraser Valley.

The new facility will also help train dental and hygiene students; which will give them additional clinical experience and at the same time, give back to the community through events like this one.

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