Promise Of Free Dental Work Draws Thousands In Connecticut – 25 April 2014

RT logoA free dental clinic held annually in Connecticut is expected to attract thousands of people who lack the proper health insurance coverage for everything from routine checkups to oral surgery.

Held on Friday and Saturday, this year in Hartford, the clinic is operated by the Connecticut Mission of Mercy and staffed by more than 1,500 volunteers and 250 dentists. The seventh annual event began attracting lines of people early Thursday morning, encompassing hundreds of people by the evening.

According to local news outlet WFSB, mission doctor Bruce Tandy said the dental clinic has grown every year over the past seven, and roughly 2,400 patients will be treated through Saturday.

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