Dentists offering free services for people who can't afford dental care

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Two dentists' offices are among others offering free services this month for people who don't have a family dentist.

Small Smiles Dental Center of East Liberty, 5918 Penn Ave., will offer free dental screenings for children during Healthy Smile, Happy Child Day From 9 to 11 a.m. today. Parents who are interested in scheduling an appointment for their child should call 412-361-5437.

David Petti of Plum will be giving free emergency dental treatments for both children and adults between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Feb. 24 in his office at 777 Pine Valley Drive. In an announcement, Dr. Petti said, "Anyone with a dental emergency or in need of a cleaning, who could not afford it, will be provided with emergency dental treatment at NO COST on a first-come, first-served basis." He added that his office plans additional free treatment days throughout the year to help people who cannot afford dental care. Dr. Petti's office can be reached at 724-733-3958.


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