A free dental clinic opens in September in Jenkins, courtesy of ‘Smile Faith Foundation’ and ‘God’s Love From A Diaper Bag’.
Dental charges can be unaffordable for those without insurance as the average bill is approximately $10,000.
“We hope the free dental clinic will help someone and give them a new start in life and make them feel better about themselves,” says Bessie McPeek, one of the clinic’s co-founders.
The dental clinic will be staffed by volunteer dentists who will offer many free dental treatments over time.
“First it will be just pulling teeth and cleanings and x-rays, and after a period of time we may evolve into some fillings and maybe even a root canal occasionally,” Lane said.