Going the Extra Smile: Sheppard Village Dental spreads free smiles across Scarborough

A TTC bus travels westbound on Sheppard Avenue East, just east of McCowan Rd.
A TTC bus travels westbound on Sheppard Avenue East, just east of McCowan Rd.

Scarborough, Ontario – Everyone will have something to smile about on Sunday, October 25 when Sheppard Village Dental opens their doors to provide free dental care for those in need. From the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Dr. Brach and his team guarantee to see at least 50 patients over the age of 18, offering a free dental cleaning, extraction, or filling.

Going the Extra Smile builds on the overwhelming success of last year. The first patient, James, arrived at 3:00 a.m., eagerly waiting for relief from months of pain and the stress of being unable to afford proper dental care.

“I was coming from far away and wanted to start lining up as early as possible. I took the very last bus to the area and spent the night in a 24 hour McDonald’s to try and be first in line” said James. “Treatment was such a relief. A burden was lifted off my shoulders.”

The crowd soon grew and by the end of the day more than 60 patients received over $16,000 worth of free dental treatment.

“We were so energized by the gratitude of the patients that we were ready to keep going!” said Dr. Brach. “Making it an annual event was unanimous.”

Sheppard Village Dental is ready to treat as many patients as possible on October 25.

“There are a lot of people out there that need our help. This is our opportunity to answer the call and give back to our community” said Dr. Brach.

Going the Extra Smile is on Sunday, October 25 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Sheppard Village Dental, 4651 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough (S.E. corner of Sheppard and McCowan). Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.  Patients will be seen on a first come first serve basis and are encouraged to arrive early and dress appropriately for the weather.  Not wheelchair accessible.

For more information please visit:  www.SheppardVillageDental.com or call (416) 293-5155.

Media Contact:
Kal Brach, Director of Sheppard Village Dental
(416) 293-5155