New Haven

Mission of Mercy free dental clinic reaches capacity

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- The 10th annual Connecticut Mission of Mercy free dental clinic in New Haven has reached full capacity for the second day in a row on Saturday.

On Friday, the clinic reached capacity around 1:30 p.m. On Saturday, they reached capacity around 9:45 a.m. Patients were seen on a first come, first served basis.

Officials say during the two day event, around 2,000 people received much-needed dental care.

Those who take part in the clinic can receive a wide-range of treatments from fillings, to a cleaning, to an exam or surgery at no cost.

Participants of the dental clinic do not have to show identification or proof of insurance. They only must go through a health screening before they can receive dental care.

Translators were available at the clinic for anyone who may have needed assistance.

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