ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — Robertsdale Dental Care held its 14th annual Dentists with a Heart program on Friday, April 30 and Dr. Jason Northcutt said he was pleased to once again be able to offer the service to the community despite a low turnout.
“This is definitely the lightest turnout we’ve had since we started doing this,” said Northcutt. The event, which offers free tooth extractions to patients, had to be cancelled last year because of concerns over the Coronavirus. “I’m not surprised. There’s still a lot of concern out there. I’m just thankful that we were able to help some people and our plan is to be back next year and hopefully be able to help more people.”
The event began 15 years ago in Robertsdale when Northcutt said he wanted to do something to help those in need in the community.
“I was invited to go on a mission trip with a local church,” he said in an earlier interview, “but I had two young babies at home and didn’t want to leave them, so I decided that I could be a missionary right here at home.”
Jason Northcutt’s partners, Dr. Jeremy Hardy and Dr. Lindsey Taylor, also help out and they were joined this year by Dr. Richard Ribeiro of Clarksville, Tennessee, Dr. Frank Melazzo of Birmingham, who is helping out for his eighth year; and Dr. Brock Barras of Lafayette, Louisiana.
Patients began lining up to register as early as 5 a.m. for the event which was from 7 a.m. to noon. The annual event has drawn as many as 150 participants, according to Robertsdale Dental staff members.
Robertsdale Dental Care opened in 1998 serving central Baldwin County as a general dentistry practice.
For more information visit robertsdaledental.com or call 251-947-3636. More information on the Dentists with a Heart program can be found on Facebook.