LC dentist and his staff show community some love on Valentine’s Day

Published 10:50 pm Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Twenty-two years ago, Lake Charles dentist Dr. Harry Castle learned of some area colleagues who were going on a dental-service mission trip outside the U.S. That got Castle thinking.  Their trip inspired him to do some mission work right here in Lake Charles. Castle and his staff  then offered a full day of free dental service on a first-come, first-served basis to adults with no dental insurance at his Lake Charles office.

“The first year was a big success,” he said. It has continued each year. He holds the event on Valentine’s Day he said, “Because that’s a day people are supposed to feel special.”

With all hands on deck at his office Wednesday, Castle estimates that by day’s end, between 150 to 200 people will have come in and received extractions, filling and cleanings at the day-long clinic.

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