KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) A free dental clinic in Kansas City, Kan., has attracted hundreds of people for the two-day event.
The Kansas City Star reports that people lined up at the Kansas Mission of Mercy clinic late Thursday to get a spot in the clinic, which opened Friday and continued Saturday. More than 1,000 people were treated Friday, and a similar crowd was expected Saturday.
Cindi Sherwood, of Independence, Kan., is one of 173 dentists volunteering. She said dentists at the event were doing “thousands and thousands of fillings and lots of extractions.” She said many of the patients have jobs but don’t have insurance.
Kansas is among a growing number of states, including Missouri, where dentists are organizing Mission of Mercy clinics to reach these underserved patients.