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Free dental care offered at Fort Myers event this weekend

Free dental care offered at Fort Myers event
Free dental care offered at Fort Myers event
Posted at 9:34 AM, Mar 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 06:59:43-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Florida residents will have access to free professional dental checkups at a special 2-day event in North Fort Myers this weekend.

It's taking place Friday, March 9th and Saturday, March 10th at the Lee County Civic Center on Bayshore Road.

This Florida Mission of Mercy event is hosted by the Florida Dental Association Foundation and will provide an estimated 2,000 Floridians with relief from the pain and infection of untreated dental disease — at no cost to the patients.
 
Patients will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. Treatment will begin at 6 a.m. each day and last until 6 p.m. with no pre-registration necessary.

Services provided will include cleanings, fillings, extractions, pediatric dentistry and limited root canal therapy.
 
The event is still in need of volunteers, including licensed dental and medical professionals, EMTs, and general community volunteers.
 
Previous Florida Mission of Mercy events were held in Tampa, Jacksonville and Pensacola provided a total of more than 6,200 patients with donated dental care valued at more than $5.5 million.