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AACD Member Dr. Julie Gillis Hosts Free Dental Day


GRAND JUNCTION, COLO (Nov. 29, 2012) The offices of Dr. Julie Gillis, Dr. Duane Weenig and Dr. Gene Perino, along with their staffs and other local volunteers have come together for the past three years to offer their services free of charge to those who could not otherwise afford dental care. This year was no exception--and they were able to help more than 100 patients.
 
The offices received assistance from Dr. Allan Hymas, Dr. Nate McKnight, and Tom Dietrich to help make this year’s Free Dental Day flow smoothly.  This year’s event helped a total of 127 patients in 12 hours.  There were 117 extractions, 16 flu shots, 10 fluoride treatments, 50 composites and crown build-ups, 42 cleanings and periodontal debridements, 10 periodontal surgeries and numerous x-rays, exams and oral cancer screenings for a total of $73,648 in donated services.
 
According to Dr. Gillis' office, "Due to the economy and unemployment rate, this annual event seems to draw more people each year. Though we cannot always help everyone, we strive to help a community that has given us so much! It never seems to be a question as to whether we will continue this event in future years. There is a definite need to give assistance to those less fortunate. We look forward to another successful event next year and will keep the public up to date with what is to come in the future!"