People rarely are in a hurry to get to their dentist’s office, but at 7:30 a.m. Monday staffers for Dr. Kamran Sahabi found half a dozen people waiting at the entrance to the Glendale Dental Center on South Glendale Avenue.
Sahabi and Dr. Farid Tebyani were offering free emergency dental care Monday, part of a growing annual effort to serve those who don’t have the money to go to the dentist.
“As a health-care professional, you see an amazing number of people who need treatment and can’t afford it,” Sahabi said. “We come across this every day.”
Sahabi’s patients on Monday included seniors, such as Dennis Miller of Glendale, and others who heard about the offer via e-mails, postings and word-of-mouth.
Heather Cuizon of Temple City said a dental assistant told her about it last week at an In-N-Out Burger restaurant. At first she didn’t believe it, but then she said, “Where?”