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Dr. Raymond to offer free dental services for unemployed on Feb. 14

Morgantown dentist Dr. Dominic J. Raymond II will offer free dentistry at his 56 Mileground Road office to those older than 18, who are without a job and do not have dental insurance.

Donated services include, but are not limited to examinations, fillings, extractions and radiographs. The treatments will be performed Feb. 14.

This is the 30th year Raymond and his staff will provide this service. He is a member of Doctors With A Heart Inc., headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The organization promotes itself as the world’s largest doctor-sponsored charity. Founded in 1986, the group’s purpose is to provide free treatment every Valentine’s Day for patients who cannot afford health care. Raymond is the only local, private practice dentist participating in this national effort.

Last year, he treated 45-50 patients and had to stop the waiting list when it reached an additional 100.

“I feel I need to give back to the community,” he said. “There are so many people out there who can’t afford dental services. I have to do what I can to help out.”

Appointments are required. There are a limited number of appointments, and they fill up quickly. To make an appointment, call 304-296-2273.