Dentist With a Heart

HONOLULU(KHNL)- Flowers and candy may be traditional gifts on Valentine's Day. But one Honolulu dentist says he's got something better, the gift of healthy teeth!

For the sixth consecutive year, Dr. Wilfred Miyasaki offered free dental care to anyone who showed up at his office in downtown Honolulu.

Miyasaki said about two dozen people were lined up outside his door when he opened at 8 a.m. Patients received free cleanings, x-rays, fillings and other services.

"We also give them a lot of advice on how to take care of their teeth, how to avoid problems and maybe what to do if they need further attention for their teeth," Miyasaki said.

Miyasaki's not the only one donating his time. His entire staff works for free during these events.

Miyasaki said many of the people he helped today either don't have dental insurance or have fallen on hard times. He said he's enjoyed providing the free services for the last six years and plans to continue offering them in the future.