SOUTH WEYMOUTH, MA
As a dentist, Richard Wolfert, DMD, thought he had seen enough plaque. That was until he received a plaque of a different kind—an award–from Donated Dental Services (DDS).
DDS is a national non-profit organization comprised of nearly 20,000 dental professionals who donate dental services for people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically at-risk. The South Weymouth dentist is one of those providers.
“We’ve been involved with DDS over the past few years. The patients we’ve treated have needed everything from a full set of dentures to major dental work like root canals and crowns,” said Wolfert. “I believe that my treatment makes these patients healthier, makes them feel better about themselves, and makes me feel great to be able to provide these services to such a deserving people.”
One of the patients Dr. Wolfert has recently treated is David Masci of Lexington, Mass. Masci is awaiting transplants for both his pancreas and kidney and undergoes dialysis treatments three times a week, three to four hours per visit. So while some might consider sitting in a dentist’s chair for several hours for major dental work to be a nightmare, for Masci it’s a blessing.
“It’s a pleasure to be able to smile again,” said Masci.
DDS provides an invaluable resource to so many who need dental care. In fact, since 1985, when DDS launched, 109,843 vulnerable people have received more than $215 million worth of dental services for seriously neglected dental diseases. Dr. Wolfert is the sole provider of DDS services on the South Shore.
“The patients we treat have some serious problems but they usually leave here smiling and making me smile,” said Wolfert.
If you or somebody you know is a vulnerable person in need of dental care, please visit DDS’s Dental Lifeline at http://www.dentallifeline.org or by calling 888.471.6334.
Dr. Wolfert’s practice, Smiles by the Toothboss, is located at 1121 Main Street in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. He offers a offers a wide range of dental services, including comprehensive examinations, sedation dentistry, cosmetics, tooth-colored restorations, partial and full dentures; dental implants, periodontics (early cases treated) and emergency services (24-hour emergency phone number available). For more information, you can visit Dr. Wolfert’s website at www.toothboss.com or call 781-335-0604 to schedule a consultation.
About Smiles by the Toothboss
Smiles by the Toothboss offers: comprehensive examinations (written treatment and treatment plan provided); cosmetics; crowns, bridges and tooth-colored restorations; partial and full dentures; periodontics (early cases treated); oral surgery; restoration of conventional and small diameter implants; and emergency services (24-hour emergency phone number available).
Smiles by the Toothboss accepts most insurance plans. They also accept payment from most PPO and indemnity plans, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Delta Dental. They also accept all major credit cards and have arranged payment plans through CareCredit.
To schedule an initial consultation, please call 781-335-0604. For more information, visit www.toothboss.com.