July 12, 2012 5:40 PM

Retiring professor helped thousands in rural Kentucky get free dental care

At age 84, the man who has helped teach every graduate of the University of Kentucky's College of Dentistry since it was founded in 1962 — all 3,227 of them — is set to retire at the end of the month. Through the years, John R. Mink has provided free dental care to an untold number of children in rural parts of Kentucky.

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