Local dentist office offers free dental care for those in need

Posted at 10:49 AM, Sep 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-16 10:49:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Getting dental care can be expensive, especially without insurance. 

It's a particular challenge for those experiencing homelessness and others with low income in Tallahassee. 

More than 20 people had nearly 100 teeth taken out as a part of free dental care service by the CESC Dental Offices.

Monique Ellsworth, Executive Director of CESC Dental Offices, says there's a real need to help the community like this. 

"This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals that haven't historically been able to benefit from seeing a dentist to have the opportunity at no cost to have their oral hygiene and oral health be assessed and addressed," said Ellsworth.  

The FSU Pre-Dental Society, along with TCC Dental Hygiene assisting students and local dentists, provided the care.

Those we talked to who received the free medical treatments said they're grateful. 

The CESC Dental Offices provides ongoing dental care for those in the community who need care and do not have the resources to get that care any other way.