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62 patients receive free care on dental day

Dr. Allison Wright, left, and Dr. Mark King worked on one of 62 patients who received free dental care on Jan. 9 in Lexington.
Dr. Allison Wright, left, and Dr. Mark King worked on one of 62 patients who received free dental care on Jan. 9 in Lexington. Photo provided

Nine area dentists, hygienists and dental assistants provided dental services Jan. 9 to uninsured Central and Eastern Kentucky patients. Services included fillings, cleanings and extractions.

During the day 62 patients were seen and provided with $35,000 worth of free care. Patients ranged in age from 3 to 85. In addition to exams, 54 X-rays, 63 fillings, nine cleanings and 78 extractions were provided. To qualify for services, the patients had no dental insurance and incomes below the federal poverty guidelines.

The Free Dental Day took place in the offices of Commonwealth Smiles and Drs. Lange, Rider and Reynolds, in Lexington. Dentists who donated their time and supplies were Gina Johnson-Higgins, Mark King, Jessica Kress, Steve Rider, Brandon Stapleton, Kate von Lackum, John Weaver and Allison Wright.

To donate or assist in the next Free Dental Day, contact Commonwealth Smiles at info@commonwealthsmiles.com or Surgery on Sunday at 859-246-0046 or info@surgeryonsunday.org.

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