Every now and then, you meet a medical professional who goes above and beyond the usual expectations of his or her peers and patients. If you were one of the many participants in the May 30th and 31st Free Dental Clinic, sponsored by the Rhode Island Mission of Mercy, you might have been lucky enough to meet TWO such extraordinary professionals. You might have been lucky enough to meet Dr. Rochelle Rhodes and dental hygienist Ellen Condon, R.D.H., both from Johnston’s Dental Arts Group and both of whom volunteered at this year’s free dental clinic on the Flanagan campus of CCRI.
Each year, hundreds of volunteers like Dr. Rhodes and Ellen come together to lend their professional services to this weekend-long event. The RI Mission of Mercy (RI MOM) is a two-day clinic where treatment is provided at no cost for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured, or to anyone who cannot otherwise afford dental care.
Dr. Rhodes and the other medical professionals at Dental Arts Group are supporters of this worthy cause because they inherently believe that all people should be entitled to the best oral health care possible. They know that a healthy smile is so much more than something that is beautiful to look upon, but rather that oral health is essential to one’s overall health. Poor dental health can be an indicator of more serious underlying health problems, and if left untreated can have far-reaching implications. Clinics like the one sponsored by RI MOM give hundreds of patients a fair shot at proper care and are whole-heartedly supported by the doctors and staff of this progressive practice in Johnston.
Dental Arts Group is a practice that specializes in the whole continuum of general and preventative family dentistry. Their busy office, led by Drs. Rochelle Rhodes and David McFarland, provides patients with superior diagnostic and treatment procedures, including:
Fluorides, sealants & laser cavity detection
Root canal therapy
In-office & take home teeth whitening systems
Crowns, implants, bridges
Full and partial dentures, and repairs
CEREC (single-visit restorations)
Same-day emergency care
Cosmetic dentistry, including veneers and bonding
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen™ braces
Dental Arts Group is located at 1136 Hartford Avenue in Johnston. They are open 8am - 4pm Monday - Thursday and Friday’s 8am- 12pm. To make an appointment, call 521-3661. You can also visit their informative website at www.dentalartsgroupRI.com or “like” their profile on facebook. New patients are always accepted.