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Drs. Friedman, Grater and Sisler Annual Free Dental Day

Every year since 1986, Friedman-Grater-Sisler Family Dentistry has held an Annual Free Dental Day, generously providing free oral health services to the underserved of Harrisburg and its surrounding areas. The office's nine chairs are busy the entire day, and services provided include exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, X-rays, sealants, fillings and extractions. They see a maximum of 125 patients during Dental Day.

Some Free Dental Day patients return year after year, including two families with eight and 10 children each, Friedman said. In 2011, there were 115 patients treated, including 52 cleanings, 29 restorations and 33 extractions. The total cost of treatment rendered was more than $12,000. “This annual event occurs near the Thanksgiving holiday to signify the giving of thanks for all that is taken for granted in daily life,” said Dr. Friedman.