Alaskan dentists will be providing free dental treatments to 2000 patients on April 11-12 at Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave. Doors open at 4:30 a.m.
“It’s first come, first serve. No appointments necessary,” said Julie Robinson, a long-time local dentist and clinic co-chair. “We don’t ask anything about why you’re there, where you’re from or your income.”
The free dental event is to help low-income residents who can’t afford dental treaments and who have no dental insurance.
Currently over 200 dentists and 1500 volunteers have offered their services.
Businesses have donated money to buy equipment and to fund the free two-day dental clinic.
The clinic will offer cleanings, fillings, root canals on anterior teeth, extractions, X-rays and oral health education with a limited supply of flippers and temporary retainers.