[NEWS] New Service Provides Philly’s Homeless, Under-Served Community Free Dental Care | Project HOME

[NEWS] New Service Provides Philly’s Homeless, Under-Served Community Free Dental Care

 

From: CBS Philly

Specialized dental services are now available for free in North Philly following a ribbon-cutting event at Project Home in the Klein Wellness Center.

Shamir Myers, who was the first patient to get a free root canal, said it was “a blessing, a real blessing.”

Myers says his teeth are a mess because he hasn’t been able to afford dental care.

And now, the decay has gotten so bad he has infections that cause “unbelievable” throbbing pain.

“The whole left side be hurting the right side on and off,” Myers said. “Anytime of the day might can’t sleep at night real real bad.”

The treatments are being done by endodontists from Einstein who save teeth with painless root canals.

“We’re going to save the natural tooth for under-served people,” Dr. Louis E. Rossman, an endodontist, explained. “And we’re going to do it through volunteer outreach services around the country.”

Dr. Rossman came up with idea that’s being financed by the AAE Foundation for Endodontics.