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Jackie Marafino, left, assists Dr. Vincent Monticciolo as he performs an extraction on Melissa Smith during his 14th annual Dentistry From the Heart event at Monticciolo Family and Sedation Dentistry Friday morning in New Port Richey. Monticciolo and a team of volunteer dentists and staff offered free extractions, fillings or cleanings to the first 500 people to arrive. The annual event drew a crowd again, with some camping overnight to be near the front of the line for services. Observing in the background is Everest University dental assistant student Chrystal Williams.
Jackie Marafino, left, assists Dr. Vincent Monticciolo as he performs an extraction on Melissa Smith during his 14th annual Dentistry From the Heart event at Monticciolo Family and Sedation Dentistry Friday morning in New Port Richey. Monticciolo and a team of volunteer dentists and staff offered free extractions, fillings or cleanings to the first 500 people to arrive. The annual event drew a crowd again, with some camping overnight to be near the front of the line for services. Observing in the background is Everest University dental assistant student Chrystal Williams.
Published Feb. 7, 2015

BRENDAN FITTERER | Times

Jackie Marafino, left, assists Dr. Vincent Monticciolo as he extracts a tooth for Melissa Smith on Friday during his 14th annual Dentistry From the Heart event at Monticciolo Family and Sedation Dentistry in New Port Richey. Monticciolo and a team of volunteer dentists and staffers offered free extractions, fillings or cleanings to the first 500 people to arrive. The annual event drew a crowd again, with some camping overnight to be near the front of the line. Observing in the background is Everest University dental assistant student Chrystal Williams.