In 2001, Dr. Vincent Monticciolo founded Dentistry From the Heart to give back to the community by providing aid to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance. Dentistry From the Heart is a registered nonprofit organization that provides free dental work for people in need. Since its inception, Dentistry From the Heart has provided more than 60,000 people with an estimated $8 million in free dental care services.
Dr. Alison Scott Cuillier with Lasting Impressions Dental Group in Houston participated in the Dentistry From the Heart Day by providing free dental care to the first 100 attendees who signed up. The attendees were given a choice to receive one of the following; filling, extraction or teeth cleaning. Several of Dr. Alison’s hygienists, dental assistants and other dental professionals also donated their time and resources, in order to provide free dental care to as many residents in need as possible. Lasting Impressions Dental Group closed its doors at 5 p.m. after serving more than 120 patients from Houston’s historic Third Ward and surrounding neighborhoods.