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February 9, 2008

Phillips to offer free dental care

On Friday, Feb. 15, Chickasha dentist John Phillips will have his hands full.

Both excited and nervous about the upcoming event, Phillips, three other dentists, three dental hygienists and a host of volunteers will be participating in Dentistry From the Heart, an annual Valentine’s gift of free cleanings, fillings and extractions performed on a first-come-first-served basis.

“It’s going to be crazy, but it’s going to be fun,” said Phillips. “We’re just putting our toe in the water to test it this year, and next year we might do even more.”

Phillips is participating in Dentistry From the Heart as a gesture of goodwill and appreciation of the community.

“Being successful means you sometimes have the opportunity to give back to the community,” he said. “This will be the most rewarding day we’ve ever had because we have the chance to help so many people.”

Now in its seventh year of offering dental services to those in need, Dr. Phillips’ office is the only dental office in Oklahoma to participate in the Dentistry From the Heart program.

Dr. Phillips and his team will do whatever they can on Dentistry From the Heart day to relieve pain and fix dental problems. Patients who need ongoing care or who have problems that cannot be fixed in one day will be referred to area clinics for ongoing treatment at a low cost or no cost in some cases.

Phillips, who operates a traditional dental practice throughout the year, has made it a personal goal to take part in the program.

“We hope to make a difference in the lives of those who come to us for help,” he said. “I’m excited about this opportunity for the people of Grady County.”

The Dentistry From the Heart event will take place at Phillips’ 29th Street Family Dentistry office located at 2900 W. Grand Ave. in Chickasha. Services will be rendered to adult patients age 18 years and over, one procedure per person, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15.

Phillips, who runs one of the most successful dental practices in the country, offers a full range of dental procedures including oral sedation dentistry. For more information, visit or

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