WJTV News Channel 12 - RALEIGH: Raleigh dentist offers free dental care

Raleigh dentist offers free dental care

Posted: Updated:
Wirick and Associates offered free dental care to those who might not otherwise be able to afford it. Wirick and Associates offered free dental care to those who might not otherwise be able to afford it.
RALEIGH, N.C. -

A local dentist gave free exams to Triangle residents Saturdayas part of the Dentistry from the Heart program.

Dentistry from the Heart is a nonprofit organizationdedicated to providing free dental care to those in need.

Dr. Matthew Wirick, with Wirick and Associates in Raleigh, saysmore than 85 million people are without dental insurance in the United States. So as part of Dentistry from the Heart, Wirick and his team helpedout about 200 of them Saturday.

"Its sole mission is to help serve patients that don'thave any other access to healthcare with insurance, or don't have the financialmeans to meet their dentals needs," Wirick said.

If anyone signed up today but couldn't be seen, Wirick willwork them in this week.

Copyright2014 WNCN. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Teen mom charged after baby found buried at Louisburg home

    Teen mom charged after baby found buried at Louisburg home

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:44:25 GMT
    Ashley Reed, 16, of Louisburg is charged with concealing a death after her infant was found buried beside her house.
    Ashley Reed, 16, of Louisburg is charged with concealing a death after her infant was found buried beside her house.
  • Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:01:10 GMT
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
  • Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:08:35 GMT
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
Powered by WorldNow

1820 TV Road
Jackson, MS 39204

Telephone: 601.372.6311
Fax: 804.819.5569
Email: wjtvnews@wjtv.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.