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Free Dentistry for the Eastern Shore

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CHESTER — The office of Eastern Shore Dental Care (formerly Billings & Murphy), located at Kent Towne Center hosted the third annual “Smiles From the Heart – A Day of Free Dentistry” on Saturday, April 16. The event provided free services to individuals without dental insurance. Seven dentists, seven hygienists plus over two dozen other employees and volunteers treated more than 130 people throughout the day. All patients had X-rays taken and were given extractions, fillings, or a hygiene cleaning.

Since 2014, Eastern Shore Dental Care has treated over 360 individuals during the event at zero cost to the patient.

This year, Eastern Shore Dental Care worked on patients until just after 5pm to make sure every individual who waited in line was able to receive treatment. In addition to their own staff, volunteers also included visiting doctors – including Dr. David Billings of Owings, MD, Dr. Michael Billings of Edgewater and Dr. Dennis Cherry of Severna Park –who were on hand for the cause. “To use our abilities and profession to help people just makes you feel great,” said practice co-owner Dr. Scott Billings. He continued, “I’m so proud of the people who were here all day, volunteering their time with such an amazing energy and a deep compassion for every single patient who walked in the door. (My partner) Dr. Murphy and I are so fortunate to have such a committed team of professionals working beside us each and every day.”

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The doctors and staff at Eastern Shore Dental Care are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual “Smiles from the Heart” – A Free Day of Dentistry happening at their office in Chester, Maryland on Saturday April 16, 2016 at 8:00am.

For one day only, patients without access to affordable dental care will be able to receive select treatments at NO CHARGE. Patients will have X-rays and then be able to choose 1 of the following procedures: Hygiene cleaning, extraction or filling.

WE WILL DO OUR VERY BEST TO TREAT THE FIRST 100 PATIENTS ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS BEGINNING AT 8am. Same day walk-in visits only. No appointment times can be reserved in advance of this date for this event.

In May 2014 the dental office formerly known as Billings & Murphy, DDS held their first-ever free day of dentistry as a way to give back to the Eastern Shore community –which has been home to the practice for over 30 years. The event has been a huge success, with over 200 individuals treated  AT NO COST TO THE PATIENTS in the last two years.

As the number of Americans without dental insurance continues to grow, Dr. Billings and Dr. Murphy along with their colleagues, recognize the need to continue hosting this event each year. Said Dr. Billings, “Giving back to this amazing community is something that everyone in our office is extremely passionate about. Dr. Murphy and myself feel so fortunate to have such a dedicated staff, who not only volunteer their time and services to those in need year-round, but who also have worked tirelessly to make this event happen for the past three years.”

For more information, please call 410-643-5500 or email


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Patients can choose to get a hygiene cleaning, filling or extraction


Heartfelt letter we received