Friday, March 12, 2010

Patients Overwhelm Free Dental Clinic - News-

In Connecticut where fluoridation has been state-mandated for decades: "More than 1,000 dentists, oral surgeons, hygienists and others are volunteering their time this weekend for the third annual Connecticut Mission of Mercy"

So many people showed up for a free dental clinic in Middletown on Friday morning that dentists starting seeing patients before the doors were even scheduled to open.

Lines started forming at 7 p.m. on Thursday night for a clinic that was to open at 8 a.m. on Friday and so many people showed up that doors opened at 7 a.m. and the clinic had already reached capacity.

There is a big need in this state, where one million people lack dental insurance. People waiting said they are having problems finding work or finding work that provides dental insurance, so the free dental care helps.