Free Dental Care – Annual Dentistry From The Heart

Dr VanderMolen stopped by the Newschannel 20 studios the other day to talk about some of the specifics regarding our upcoming Dentistry From The Heart. It will be held on June 2nd and this will be our 8th year hosting this event. We’re extremely excited and honored to be able to provide this service to the Springfield community.

While the doors will open at 8am, the line will most likely start to form the night before as we can only guarantee service for the first 100 patients. We will see as many patients as possible until 4pm and it is first-come-first-serve so you cannot call to schedule an appointment this day.

The only requirements to receive service are that you must be over 18 years of age and you cannot be pregnant at the time of service.

The three types of services we’ll be offering include:

  • A teeth cleaning
  • A filling, or
  • A tooth extraction

Again, we’re very excited and honored to provide this type of event for the Springfield community and we look forward to helping as many people as possible.

Watch the entire interview with Dr VanderMolen:

Dentistry From The Heart 2017

Dentistry From The Heart


Spreading Free Smiles Across Springfield

Dr. Matt VanderMolen will host Dentistry From The Heart – providing people with FREE DENTAL CARE on Friday, June 2nd 2017.

Springfield, Illinois – June 2nd, 2017 – Dr. Matt VanderMolen will host Advanced Dental Care of Springfield’s Eighth Annual Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH) event – providing a FREE day of dental care to more than 100 residents.

The line will begin as early as 5:00 p.m. the night before, with many prepared to camp out in order to receive free services. Dentistry From The Heart patients travel from across Central Illinois every year to Dr. VanderMolen’s Springfield dental practice for the annual free day of dentistry, happening on Friday, June 2nd, 2017.

In 2001, Dentistry From The Heart started with New Port Richey dentist Dr. Vincent Monticciolo as a way to giving back to the community and provide aid to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance. Since its inception, Dentistry From The Heart has grown to include over 200 annual events worldwide and provided more than 100,000 people with free dental care services.

Annually, Dr. VanderMolen and his team of dentists, volunteers and sponsors provide the first 100+ patients with a free extraction, filling or cleaning. This is the eighth annual event for Dr. VanderMolen, who has donated tens of thousands of dollarsworth of free dental care to more than 700 Illinois residents.

“It is our favorite day of the year at Advanced Dental Care,” said Dr. VanderMolen. “The services provided by Dentistry From The Heart helps more than just a patient’s teeth, it gives them a renewed reason to smile.”

The media is invited to join the legion of volunteers, patients and Dr. VanderMolen on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 to spread free smiles across Springfield through Dentistry From The Heart located at Advanced Dental Care, 4701 Wabash Ave, Springfield, IL 62711. For more information please visit CONTACT: Brandy (217)546-3333 or:

Dentistry From The Heart is a registered non-profit organization that provides free dental work for people those in need. Every year, Dentistry From The Heart events contribute millions of dollars in free dentistry and help more than 100,000 patients across the United States and around the world. For more information, visit