Free dental clinic in Charlotte expected to treat 2,500


Free dental clinic

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - N.C. Missions of Mercy plans to treat 2,500 adults with no access to dental care during the state’s largest free dental clinic this weekend at the Charlotte Convention Center.
The NCMOM-Charlotte clinic will operate nearly 100 dental chairs for 36 straight hours, and still needs additional volunteers, from dental and medical professionals to community volunteers who can help escort patients, provide translation, set up equipment and with other tasks.
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Patients must be 18 or older and can have teeth cleaned, cavities filled, teeth extracted, root canals and other problems addressed. A limited number of partial dentures will also be provided.
Clinic doors open at 12:01 a.m. Friday at the Brevard/Stonewall streets entrance to the Charlotte Convention Center.
“The Charlotte clinic is an extraordinary community effort by volunteers who welcome the chance to help people in pain and in need,” said Evan Miller, a Charlotte endodontist and clinic co-chairman. “It’s among the largest in the country, and we are determined to maximize every hour to serve our patients.”