Two local dentists recently provided free dental care to uninsured children in Riverside County through Project K.I.N.D.
On March 30, Gerald Middleton, DDS , of Riverside, located at 4234 Riverwalk Parkway, hosted a Project K.I.N.D. dental day in his office. He provided a total of 157 services to 21 children at a cost equivalent of $8,232. He provided services such as x-rays, exams, cleaning, sealants, fillings and extractions.
Country entertainer Brandon Shepard, who is donating a portion of all of his CD sales to Project K.I.N.D., stopped in.
Shepard has a performance coming up at 7 p.m. April 20 at the American Legion, 3888 Old Hamner Road in Norco. Admission is free and CDs cost $10. Reservations: 951-686-1976.
On March 19, Jesus Martinez, DDS, of Norco, provided free care to 19 patients equivalent to $11,650. Martinez loves his profession and giving back to the community by partnering with Project K.I.N.D. Children received exams, x-rays, sealants, cleanings and restorative care as necessary. They also received goody bags which included toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, toys and school supplies. A special thanks to Sullivan Schein, Iverson Dental Labs and Patterson Dental supply.
Project K.I.N.D. is a nonprofit whose mission is to provide medical, dental and optical care to the uninsured children of Riverside County.
This article was published in the Press Enterprise on Saturday, April 7, 2012.