HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii residents will have a chance to receive free dental care for one day in October thanks to Dental Care of Pearlridge and Waialae Dental Care.
The two practices are coming together to present the third annual 'Kokua Smiles,' a one-day event to serve those in the community who cannot afford regular dental care.
Kokua Smiles will benefit individuals and families such as those served by Goodwill Hawaii. Goodwill's mission is to help people with employment barriers reach their full potential and become self-sufficient. Many of Goodwill's clients are unable to obtain proper dental care as they are searching for employment.
Goodwill hopes the event will help serve a larger portion of the community and help those seeking employment gain a sense of confidence when going into a job interview.
Free services will be open to the general public at two locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
Dental Care of Pearl Ridge
98-1005 Moanalua Rd. Suite #2000
Waialae Dental Care
4211 Waialae Avenue Suite #111
Appointments for either location can be made in advance by calling ahead. Otherwise, walk-ins are welcome on a first come first served basis.
Procedures must be accomplished within one visit and are limited to one procedure per patient. Acceptable procedures include cleanings, sealants, fillings and extractions. No crowns, dentures, root canals or other complex restorative procedures will be performed that day.