First Annual Dentistry From The Heart

By December 10, 2012October 14th, 2013No Comments

Onalaska, WI- November 9th, 2012– Valley Dental hosted a free dental care event through Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH) supporting La Crosse County residents by providing free dental services to the community on a first come-first served basis.

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The team of dental professionals at Valley Dental provided about 70 adult patients with a free extraction, filling or cleaning. Several hygienists, dental assistants and other volunteers donated their time and resources as well. The goal was to provide free dental care to as many residents as possible. Valley Dental donated thousands of dollars in free dental care and provided much needed relief to people in need in the community. Texas Roadhouse and Caribou Coffee of Onalaska served food and coffee throughout the day to those waiting for dental care.

This was the first annual event for Valley Dental, owned by Dr. Mike Gavin, and like hundreds of other Dentistry From The Heart members, it will not be their last. This sort of outreach comes complete with improved smiles, relief from suffering and a warm sense of gratitude. The services provided by Dentistry From The Heart not only help a patient’s teeth and overall health, but it gives them a renewed reason to smile. “It all comes down to wanting to provide something greater to my community,” says Dr. Mike Gavin.

Read our articles on News8000 and WXOW News 19

The smiles are on us!

Valley Dental would like to thank our numerous sponsors. Without them, this day would not be possible!

  • Patterson Dental
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Caribou Coffee
  • Complete Nutrition
  • University of Wisconsin La Crosse Pre-Dental Club Students
  • Endodontic Specialists of La Crosse
  • Premier Catering

About Dentistry From The Heart:

In 2001, Dentistry From The Heart started with New Port Richey dentist Dr. Vincent Monticciolo as a way to giving back to the community and provide aid to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance. Dentistry From The Heart is a registered non-profit organization that provides free dental work for people in need. Since its inception, Dentistry From The Heart has grown to include over 200 annual events nationwide and provided more than 80,000 people  with an estimated $10 million in free dental care services. For more information, please visit:

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