Clinic provides free dental care

A free dental treatment clinic for low income and fixed income adults and seniors was held in Summerland earlier this month.

  • Nov. 27, 2013 7:00 a.m.

A free dental treatment clinic for low income and fixed income adults and seniors was held in Summerland earlier this month.

The clinic was organized by Henning Emergency Clinic of Kindness Society, an organization providing free dental treatment for adults who cannot afford to pay for treatment to relieve pain or infection or improve function of teeth.

The clinic was held at Giant’s Head Dental on Kelly Avenue. A previous free dental clinic had been held there last June.

Two days before the clinic, Dr. Devon Quinton was injured and required surgery on the day of the event.

A Penticton dentist was brought in for half a day to assist with the work.

One of the patients rode her bicycle from Penticton to Summerland for the treatment.

The one-day clinic treated a total of 17 patients.

A total of 14 uncomplicated extractions, seven surgical extractions, one temporary filling, one completed filling and four units of root scaling were done.

Greta Henning, founder of the society, said she appreciated the use of the facility and the efforts from staff volunteers during the day.