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A date has been set for a day of giving in Boston. Called “Teeth Worth Saving Day” (or “Teethgiving”, unofficially), endodontics departments from all three Boston dental schools — Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine — have joined forces and each will be performing endodontic treatment to pre-screened patients in need at their campuses on November 18.

This past March, AAE launched a contest to spotlight four beautiful natural landmarks from around the country and have people vote on which one they felt was most worth saving. The Charles River Esplanade, preserved by the Esplanade Association, won a $20,000 donation from AAE, as well as $30,000 in free endodontic care from Boston-area dental schools for patients in need in the city of Boston.

It is estimated that the three schools combined will perform endodontic treatments on more than 60 patients, pre-qualified on the basis of need, providing a combined total of well over the promised $30,000 worth of endodontic care. Patients are being pre-screened and scheduled in advance from community health clinics, and most treatments should be completed in one visit on that day.

Stay tuned for more event coverage. Happy Teethgiving!