Free Dental Clinic Helps Students

Nearly 700 students received free dental treatments during a two-day pediatric dental clinic through N.C. Missions of Mercy, the state’s largest free mobile dental program.

Free teeth cleanings, screenings, dental sealants and other preventative services were offered to students from nine Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

Dentists volunteered their time, spending approximately half an hour with each student.

Community and educational volunteers also helped to educate the children on how best to take care of their teeth.

For many students it was their first time seeing a dentist.

“Improved education through improved health is good for our community. It’s a template that can be duplicated and improved upon regionally and nationally.“ more