A Watertown dental practice has started providing free dental care for people in the community who cannot afford it.
“We wanted to do it to give back to the community,” Zakkoom said. “Every first Thursday of the month we fit people in with our regular appointments.
Zakkoom noted that they will do only emergency work, to relieve pain, but will not provide free cosmetic work.
Zakkoom and Kamel took over the practice on Bigelow Avenue 14 months ago. They practice reached out to multiple community organizations to see if they knew of anyone who needed dental work but did not have insurance and could not afford it.
“Our first patient was a woman from Project Literacy,” Zakkoom said. “She is an international student.”
Zakkoom said he believes there are others who cannot afford dental care.
“If someone comes across someone who needs dental work, let them know about us,” Zakkoom said. “The can call us and we can bring them in.”
Professional Dental Image can be reached at 617-924-6422.