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Steinway dentist offering free care Feb. 3 books out fast

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.

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Anonymous

It’s Bull crap went there for evaluation told they would work with you then told 11,000 worth of work. Was not happy with place at all.

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patrick

This place is a sham that preys on low-income families, and those who don’t think they have other options, or may not have other options. Got quoted out (in-network) for surgery, $16k. I asked for an itemized quote to take elsewhere for a second opinion because it freaked me out, and they would only handwrite it on paper. Ended up paying $5k out of network. Check their yelp reviews, not good!

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sassa

Where do you get your info? This place has been opened on a few years only.

This used to be a diner not too long ago.

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Donna

I would love to not feel self conscious smiling. Hopefully I can get an appointment haven’t been to a dentist in years.

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