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  Free Dental Extraction Day


Everest College Volunteers

Patients lined up as early as 6:00 am

By 10:00 AM, there were 250 people waiting in line.

YLA volunteers helped serve water and registered patients

Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Harry Sidhu rallied the crowd

Dr Le, Westminster Lion Mike Pham, and Dr Chung

YLA John Nguyen, Dr Dao Tran, Dr Quan Tran and Dr Le

The Free Dental Extraction Day Teams: 7 Day Dental Clinic, the Lestonnac Free Clinic, and the South Bay Pain Clinic, with Orange County Board Supervisor Janet Nguyen and Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Harry Sidhu


Free Dental Extraction Day,

Anaheim, CA (February 13, 2011) – The first annual "Dentists Pulling from the Heart Day”, led by 7 Day Dental Dr. Chuck Le, got underway on February 13, 2011. In partnership with Lestonnac Free Clinic and Youth Leadership America (YLA), 7 Day Dental gave the gift of free tooth extractions to the residents of Orange and LA counties. The expert dental team led by Dr. Chuck Le, cared for close to 300 patients who endured the hot sun waiting in line as early as 6 AM. The practice recruited the help of 14 oral surgeons and over 100 volunteers on that day.

“Dentists Pulling from the Heart Day is our way of giving back to the community, and helping people who cannot afford treatment,” said Dr. Le. “With the rising cost of dental services, and the current state of the economy, people need our help.”

The annual event had the goal to serve residents who can't afford expensive dental procedures and as a result forego dental care until deteriorating oral health requires an extraction. “The people in need of this service have been in pain for a long time. We can do a little work to alleviate a lot of pain, and raise awareness of the need for better dental health care,” said Dr. Le.

Little Saigon TV Julie Tran interviewing Dr Le       -               YLA Volunteers

To further help ease the pain and reduce stress, chiropractors from South Bay Pain and Rehab Center lead by Dr Quan Tran, and massage therapists from Everest College were also on site to provide free services that day.

                 Chiropractors from South Bay Pain and Rehab Center

Orange County Board Supervisor Janet Nguyen and Anaheim City Mayor Pro Tem  Harry Sidhu were among the guests at the event.

The Westminster Community Lions lent a helping hand by disseminating the news to the Vietnamese media and various Orange County outreach programs such as the American Family Housing, OC Community Services, Homeless Prevention Division, OC Christian Church Network, and many Youth Services organizations including the Garden Grove Unified School District.

More pictures....

Video of openning remark from Dr Le and OC Supervisor Janet Nguyen Speech..

Video of Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem Sindhu..


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Orange County Board Supervisor Janet Nguyen presented a Certificate of Recognition to Dr. Chung and Dr. Le

Little Saigon TV reporter Julie Tran interviewing John Nguyen, YLA Founder

Dr Chung and Westminster Lion Vanessa Nhu