Jan. 24, 2017 Staff Report
An Astoria dentist office will be offering free dental care to uninsured patients one day next week.
Steinway Family Dental Center, located at 32-50 Steinway Street, will offer a free day of care to uninsured patients from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, February 3.
The clinic will offer any services to the patients that can be done in a day, including cleanings, x-rays, fillings, and exams, said Cindy Karathanasis, a spokeswoman for the dental practice.
The dentist office, which has been open in the neighborhood for 17 years, offers the free care twice a year as a way to give back to Astoria residents who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford care.
“The doctors here decided it would be a good way to give back to the community, because dental work can be expensive, and they wanted to allow uninsured patients to get good dental care,” Karathanasis said.
The semi-annual date usually serves between 35 and 40 people, though the appointments fill up quickly and are already completely booked for next week. The office also keeps a waiting list of those who did not get appointments in case anyone cancels.
After next week, the next free care day for uninsured patients will likely be next August. To book an appointment or get more information, call the practice at 718-728-3314.