SOURCE: Advanced Dental Associates

Advanced Dental Associates

April 29, 2016 12:32 ET

San Antonio Dentist Will Provide Free Day of Dental Care

SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - April 29, 2016) - Dr. Steve Edwards, a San Antonio area dentist, is hosting a program in May that will provide free dental care to underinsured or uninsured local residents. Dentistry From The Heart is a national program in which dentists open up their practices for one day of free dentistry. Dentistry From The Heart allows dentists to provide free cleanings, exams, fillings and dental extractions. Dr. Edwards' practice will host its event on May 14. "Dentistry From The Heart is a program I've been looking into for years because it helps us treat people who do not have access to regular dental care," said Dr. Edwards, who operates Advanced Dental Associates. "We are constantly looking at ways to provide dental care instead of having residents skip dental appointments and risk their oral and overall health."

Dr. Edwards' program begins at 7:30 a.m., and the first 200 patients are guaranteed to be treated by a staff member at Advanced Dental Associates. Each patient must be 18 or older and will have the choice of a free filling, extraction or cleaning.

Dentistry From The Heart began in Florida and is now an international success, with more than 300 events every year. Dr. Edwards said participants are encouraged to arrive early, bring snacks and dress for the weather in case they need to wait outside the office. While this is the first year Advanced Dental Associates will host the event, Dr. Edwards plans to make Dentistry From The Heart an annual event.

"We've already seen a huge interest in the program, and there are always new patients to reach," Dr. Edwards said. "Our goal with Dentistry From The Heart is to provide free dental care and to educate patients about the role a dentist can play in improving their overall health. Sometimes it takes one great dental experience, like Dentistry From The Heart, to help people get their dental care back on track."

Advanced Dental Associates, 16131 Nacogdoches Rd., has served the San Antonio community for more than 35 years through general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, oral and IV sedation, tooth extractions, TMJ treatment, sleep apnea appliances and dental implants. Advanced Dental Associates places dental implants to replace missing teeth or to stabilize dentures. Using the revolutionary All-on-4 dental implant procedure, Advanced Dental Associates can provide quality solutions for patients struggling with uncomfortable removable dentures. Patients with missing teeth often fail to receive proper nutrition because removable dentures do not have the biting force of dental implants or natural teeth. By placing dental implants, Advanced Dental Associates can restore a patient's chewing force and preserve the jawbone.

Advanced Dental Associates even has an alternative for dental insurance. The Advanced Dental Associates In-House Membership Plan covers a broad spectrum of services with one flat discount and is available to any patient.

Dr. Edwards, a San Antonio native, earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in 1981 and then his dental degree from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston in 1986. Before purchasing Advanced Dental Associates in 2001, Dr. Edwards owned two other private practices.

Dr. Edwards practices with Dr. Lauren Malitz and Dr. Robert Villarreal. The practice also added Dr. Craig Long in May 2015.

For more information about the Advanced Dental Associates In-House Membership Plan, visit the office website at or call 210-819-5233.

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