GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Cleanings, fillings and extractions—anyone in need of dental service was seen for free on Saturday.
The free dental clinic was put on by the Michigan Dental Association and the Mental Dental Association Foundation as part of the Mission of Mercy. The event was held on Calvin College's campus.
It started on Friday and ended Saturday afternoon. Organizers were expecting to see approximately 2,500 patients.
All aged patients were seen for a myriad of different services, including filings, cleanings, extractions and dental education. Patients are in need of bridges, crowns, metal-based partial dentures, orthodontics or extraction of wisdom teeth could not be seen at the time.
Since 2013, the MDA Foundation's Mission of Mercy has brought together hundreds of dentists, dental team members and volunteers to provide dental care to community members in need of dental services. About $3 million in dental health care services have been provided at no charge.
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