Dentistry From The Heart helps East Texans

By Morgan Chesky - email

Posted By Molly Reuter -


TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Two hundred people were treated to new and improved smiles Saturday courtesy of Dentistry From The Heart.  It's a ministry program organized by Smith Dental Care. People got up early hoping to get a chance at a free cleaning, with some even arriving Friday night.

Inside dentists from Tyler, Henderson, even Dallas provided fillings, cleanings, and extractions free of charge.  Dentistry From The Heart is now in its fifth year.

"We've seen a lot of people, and they come, and they wait, they don't mind waiting they have a good time while they're waiting and they feel like it's a blessing just to wait and have their teeth cleaned or getting an extraction or filling or whatever they're needing," said volunteer Karen Hill.

Free treatments were not limited to people in Tyler, East Texans from Jacksonville, Henderson, and other surrounding areas came to take part in Dentistry Of The Heart.