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Two local dental offices to offer “Free Dentistry Day” next week


Looking for some free work done on those not-so-pearly whites? Next week is your big chance.

Dr. Frank Van Gyn and his teams in Sooke and Victoria are anticipating a big turn-out for a day of free dentistry on Monday, April 23rd from 8am – 4pm.

Both Otter Point Dental (6689 Sooke Rd, Sooke) and Eagle Creek Village Dental (31 Helmcken Rd, View Royal) will be taking individuals on a first-come-first-serve basis to perform one extraction, filling or cleaning per adult or child.

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It not just the dentistry that is free, every associate, hygienist, and receptionist volunteers their day to do this.

“It’s not an effort, we love to do this, look forward to it every year,” said Dr. Van Gyn. “It’s important to recognize that dental health is not available to everyone so we want to help those that don’t have regular access to a dentist.”

Friends and family of the staff also often show up to support and help with line control, distributing in-take forms and keeping up the spirits of those in line.

Event Returns for the Fifth Year Running

Five years-ago Dr. Van Gyn and his team decided to take this project on and make it an annual event.

Oral health can become costly, inconvenient and painful without proper care.

“[We] feel it’s important, to not only give back to communities that have been home to them for years, but to allow as many people as they can to have the opportunity to have a healthy smile,” Dr. Van Gyn’s team wrote in a release.

Alistair Ogden
Former staff writer at Victoria Buzz.

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