From Tears of Pain to Tears of Joy

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Over 50 Conway Patients Served In

Central Dental’s Free Extraction Day

Central Dental and Kidz Choice Dental of Conway hosted their first annual Free Extraction Day on September 5, 2019. With the help of their amazing clinic staff, Dr. Ethan Ake, Dr. Wesley Buchman, and Dr. Alyssa Lambert served over 50 patients and extracted almost 80 teeth. 

Free Extraction Day was held for patients with dental needs who may not have insurance or are unable to afford routine dental care. Patients received x-rays, a consultation, and extractions at absolutely no charge.

Men and women of all ages from across the state that have experienced oral pain formed a line around the building to see one of the dentists. The first patient arrived at 4:00 a.m., four hours before the doors opened, to ensure she would receive an appointment.

Patients lined up around the building before the doors opened.

The atmosphere in the clinic was electric. At 8:00 a.m. the doors opened and each team member was at their assigned station. There was someone to welcome patients, hand out paperwork, perform x-rays, and seat patients for an exam by the dentist. The team did a wonderful job tending to nervous patients and celebrating with them after their extractions. Tears of pain turned to tears of joy as many patients experienced relief from their previous oral pain for the first time in months. Many hugs and high-fives were exchanged. 

 “Giving back is very important to me. I’ve helped other clinics with free extraction events and I often serve with Arkansas Mission of Mercy, but I was so excited to host this Free Extraction Day in Conway to serve my community. Everyone deserves access to excellent care.” – Dr. Ethan Ake

 “I loved being part of Free Extraction Day. My team and I felt so honored to provide care for patients in need.” – Dr. Welsey Buchman

Hygienist Sarah Cowle (left), Dr. Buchman (middle), and Dr. Ake (right) comforting patients.

Free Extraction Day was a huge success! We are so thankful for the opportunity to serve these patients. A big thank you to Dr. Ethan Ake, Dr. Welsey Buchman, Dr. Alyssa Lambert, and their teams for their service to the community of Conway. Lives were changed in your chairs at Free Extraction Day.

Central Dental and Kidz Choice staff.

Central Dental & Kidz Choice are part of Rock Dental Brands. Rock Dental Brands is a group of doctors, founded by specialists, who provide multidisciplinary care in Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, General Dentistry, and Oral Surgery. Rock Dental Brands is dedicated to supporting doctors so they can strive to set the highest standard of care possible throughout the lifetime of their patients. These doctors are able to focus solely on providing high-quality, patient-centric care through collaboration, quality assurance programs, continued research and educational development, and exceptional performance.

  • Job Title: Westrock Orthodontics

    "The decision to affiliate with Rock Dental Brands was easy. They are a dental practice management group that is founded by dentists and focuses on putting patients first. This affiliation has not only relieved harrowing administrative tasks, but also allowed me to keep my professional autonomy and set my own schedule. All of this, plus Rock Dental Brands’ proven track record, I am able to trust them to do the right thing for my practice and my patients."

  • Job Title: Owner Founder | Chief Dental Officer

    "How can I say as an individual provider, when I get out of school and open my practice, that I am providing better care than a group of doctors who have support with difficult cases and other specialists available for consultations? I don’t think anyone would disagree if I have a heart issue I want to go somewhere where there are multiple specialists that will take good care of me. I got into this because I feel that our organization can provide great quality and do it cost effectively. We are serious about quality. If we weren’t I wouldn’t be a part of it."

  • Job Title: Owner | Pediatric Dentist

    "Rock Dental Brands prides themselves on taking care of their patients before profits. I was in a place in my life where I wanted to be with a group who was owned by dentists, practiced dentistry, and knew what it is like to own a business and to provide excellent patient care. Rock Dental has wonderful values that align with my own core values. I love that about them."

  • Job Title: Owner Founder | Orthodontist

    "I love to see patients - that's why I became an orthodontist. What I don't love is bills, past due accounts, managing employee 401(k)'s, bonuses, marketing, and of course countless other issues that unexpectedly arise each day. Rock Dental Brands has taken many things off my hands leaving me free to concentrate on what I love: treating patients. The partnership between Rock Dental and our team "on the ground" has been wonderful. Rock Dental is an extension of our team that benefits our practice and our patients in way that I was unable to provide myself."

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