Free dental care offered by local dentists during 27th annual "Have a Heart" Day

For the past 27 consecutive years the doctors and staff of Waukon Dental and Family Dentistry Associates of Monona (the past 23 years at Dental Associates of Prairie du Chien) have been hosting their annual "Have a Heart" Day to provide free dental care to area youth most in need. Area residents are encouraged to participate in this year's "Have a Heart" Day scheduled for Saturday, February 11.

This event is scheduled during the Valentine's season as a community service project to provide services to those in need. The local healthcare providers appreciate the strong support they receive, so, in turn, the doctors look forward to this event each year.

Since the event started in 1991, it has grown to include several towns and businesses. The community effort is a source of pride for the doctors and the surrounding area residents. Children ages four through 18 seeking appointments could receive a complete dental examination, consultation, necessary x-rays, sealants, emergency dental care or a needed filling at no charge.

The goal is to provide services to any interested parties who have not sought recent dental care for whatever reason. Local youth are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity or alert others they know who could benefit. Unlike many free healthcare days, no financial proof of need is required. It is hoped to reach those area residents in need that have no other financial support. The dental office provides a festive environment with a Valentine's theme.

To schedule an appointment, call the closest dental office: Waukon Dental at 563-568-4528, Family Dentistry Associates of Monona at 563-539-4651, or Dental Associates of Prairie du Chien, P.C. at 608-326-6886.

"We look forward to providing dental services to the area communities. We have five doctors plus many of our dental team members working this day so that we can see more people on our annual Have a Heart Day. We encourage to call in advance to schedule your appointments." says Dr. Mark Fohey.