Free dental event celebrates 10th year

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An Alpharetta dentist office was giving underprivileged patients something to smile about Saturday.

Jones Bridge Dental Care held its annual Free Dentistry Day. This is the tenth year the event has been held and in that time, more than 1,800 patients have been helped with more than a half million dollars in free dental services offered.

Dr. Leo Eliezer said he started the program a decade ago to help combat dental disease which he said has reached epidemic proportions.

The yearly event is held each summer around the Fourth of July holiday.