Free dental services available in Duluth this weekend – Duluth News Tribune

Free dental services available in Duluth this weekend – Duluth News Tribune

DULUTH — Free dental services will be provided to those in need during the Mission of Mercy event Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center.

Doors open at 5:30 a.m. Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis and are encouraged to arrive early, according to a news release from Mission of Mercy. The clinic is set up to see approximately 1,000 patients per day.

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Mission of Mercy will offer free dental care at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center on Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8.

Contributed / Minnesota Dental Association

Participants may receive cleanings, fillings, root canals on certain teeth, extractions, children’s dentistry, oral hygiene instruction and partials to replace front teeth.

However, procedures such as full dentures, root canals on molars, crowns, bridges, extractions of unexposed wisdom teeth and dental implants will not be provided. Narcotics will not be dispensed.

The Mission of Mercy event is organized by the Minnesota Dental Association in partnership with Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation. It is run entirely by volunteers and funded with more than $250,000 in donations to cover the cost of dental equipment, supplies, pharmaceuticals and food.

The initiative is intended to provide services to individuals who lack dental insurance or have faced barriers to accessing dental care.

“In Duluth and across Minnesota, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation works to foster opportunities for good oral and overall health in our communities,” said Stephanie Albert, president of Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation. “This event brings people together to remove barriers to optimal oral health and moves our shared vision closer to reality.”

According to a news release, past events have served a total of over 10,000 patients with dental procedures valued at nearly $6.8 million.

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