Dr. Kevin Brewer knew the minute he met Vincent Monticciolo, founder of Dentistry From The Heart, that he wanted to replicate the effort in Billings. He wasted no time.

"I knew our community could benefit from the event," Brewer said.

He started the benevolent gesture in 2006, serving 165 patients and has never looked back.

To date, the dental center has served 2,943 patients.

And, on Saturday, Feb. 6 the tally will grow as Brewer Dental Center hosts its 11th annual Dentistry From The Heart event at 2900 Central Ave.

Brewer and his team of dental professionals provide one free extraction, filling or cleaning for anyone over 18 years old. This year is the second year they will see children for a free screening and cleaning.

Photo courtesy of Brewer Dental Center

"Dental care is something people put off due to costs and adults fall through the cracks with dental assistance," Brewer told Townsquaremedia Billings. "Our events help so many members of our community."

About 80 Brewer Dental Center volunteers will donate their time and resources to provide free dental care to as many people as possible. They are hoping to serve at least 450 patients this year.

"Our entire team comes together for this event," Brewer said. "We work very hard. (The) thanks and hugs we receive from our patients is so rewarding. As a team, it's our favorite day of the year."

Patients are asked to arrive early, as the event will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Event registration begins at 7 a.m., and patients will be seen through 4 p.m. Patients are also encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather as they wait outside in a heated tent until their turn.

Local restaurants will be donate snacks, and additional sponsors will provide items for goodie bags. Local radio stations, including Cat Country 102.9, will be playing music. Those waiting in line will also be able play bingo while they wait.

Dentistry From The Heart is a registered non-profit organization.  For more information, visit here.

For more information about Brewer Dental Center’s Dentistry From The Heart event on February 6th contact them at (406) 656-6100.