Free dental care draws hundreds to clinic

Published: Apr. 7, 2017 at 1:14 PM CDT
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The Mission of Mercy dental clinic event will be providing free dental care Friday and Saturday in Grand Island.

The Pinnacle Bank Expo Center at Fonner Park has been transformed into a clinic with over 100 dental chairs ready for use. Dentist, hygienist and assistants are among the scores of volunteers making it all possible.

Healthcare officials attribute good dental care as essential in the overall healthcare treatment for people.

Patients, many of whom stood in line overnight waiting for the doors to open at 5:30 am, say they are there to get teeth taken care of and, "to get my smile back."

Over 15oo patients are expected to be seen over the two days of the Mission of Mercy clinic.