The Community College of Rhode Island is joining with the Rhode Island Oral Health Foundation to hold the second “Rhode Island Mission of Mercy.”
Last year the event drew 800 people and an additional 100 were turned away. This year the college will have more than 25 dental chairs, and equipment to provide dental care, such as root canals, teeth cleaning and x-rays. The clinic will be staffed by professional and community volunteers, all the dental work is free. The volunteer dentists will pay their own expenses.
The goal is to help people in pain or with dental problems that can lead to more serious health issues. The two-day event is this weekend.
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