DANBURY, Conn. - The Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach and Connecticut Mission of Mercy works as partners to stage the eighth annual free dental clinic held Friday and Saturday at the O'Neill Center at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.
Hundreds of residents flocked to Friday's opening day. So many people lined up that signs were posted, saying no more patients could be seen Friday and that people should return Saturday.
Hundreds of volunteer doctors, nurses and medical specialists offered services, including numbing, root canals, and oral surgery, in addition to other more basic dental services such as cleanings.
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-5th District) paid a visit Friday and was given a tour of the clinic, which was hosted by the university on the West Side campus while the students were on spring break.
"The Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic is one of Connecticut's most important volunteer healthcare initiatives," said Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. "I applaud the thousands of dentists, dental professionals, and volunteers for their commitment and dedication to Connecticut's underserved. They are making life better for so many Connecticut residents."
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