LAYTON — For the third year in a row, Layton dentist Terry Preece will provide free emergency dental care on Valentine's Day.

Preece and his staff will treat local residents Thursday who are in financial hardship and have no way to pay for dental care and want to repair broken, chipped, cracked, abscessed or infected teeth.

People with insurance will not be accepted.

Treatment will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Layton Hills Healthy Smiles Center, 2152 N. Hill Field Road, Suite 2.

From 8 a.m. to noon, local oral surgeon Mark Newey will also donate his services.

Those interested in receiving emergency dental care need to be in good general health. Preece and his staff reserve the right to not treat people with high medical risk. Definitive care such as dentures, crowns, root canals, and bridges will not be performed.

"It has really been gratifying the past two years to help so many people who have been suffering for months and, in some cases, years with painful dental conditions," Preece said in a news release. "We wanted to continue the tradition as our Valentine's gift to the community to show our thanks for the many years of support for our practice."

For more information, call 801-776-3300.