Dental event on Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The John Fornetti Dental Center will present Dentistry From The Heart on Saturday.

Dentistry From The Heart provides free dental care to those in need. Each year since 2001, dentists from around the country donate their time and services to provide free dental care to their communities.

Dr. John and Dr. Dan Fornetti, along with their team of employees, volunteers and sponsors will be hosting their 12th annual Dentistry From The Heart on Saturday.

Those over age 18 in need of dental care will be able to choose between one free extraction, filling or hygiene cleaning. Registration begins at 8 a.m. CT and patients will be seen on a first come, first served basis until 3 p.m.

The John Fornetti Dental Center is turning its parking lot into an outdoor waiting room, with a heated waiting area and burn barrels, but remember to bundle up and stay warm.

In 2001, Dentistry From The Heart started with New Port Richey dentist Dr. Vincent J. Monticciolo as a way to giving back to the community and provide aid to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance.

The John Fornetti Dental Center’s 2017 event was able to serve 124 people, providing over 293 procedures, and over $44,000 in services donated.

Dentistry From The Heart will be held at The John Fornetti Dental Center, located at 100 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT.

Anyone interested in volunteering their services for the event can find more information by calling 906-774-0100 or visiting on the web at www.drjohnfornetti.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/drjohnfornetti.