Thousands Expected to Turn Out For Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic

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Thousands of people are expected to turn out for a free dental clinic organised by the Mission of Mercy in West Connecticut.

Organisers are expecting in excess of 2,200 people to turn up at the O’Neill Center over the course of the 2-day event, which takes place on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st March. Doors open at 6am and dental volunteers are working right through the day, with no set finish time, to treat as many people as possible.

This event will mark the eighth annual clinic organised by the Connecticut Mission of Mercy. Over the course of the last eight years, more than 300 dentists and hundreds of nurses, hygienists and general volunteers have offered their time and skills free of charge to help those in need.

Jon Knapp, from Bethel, has been helping out at the clinic since the first event in 2007 and he has seen the growing demand for treatment and help first-hand. Many of the people who visit have not seen a dentist for a long time and most have been suffering for months, even years.

The clinic provides an extensive range of services and is aimed at people with low incomes and those without dental insurance.

Organisers are expecting large crowds and anyone who is interested in getting an appointment is advised to arrive early.

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