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Free dental care fair in Tampa rescues more than 1500 from pain listen

03/28/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: dentist, dental care, healthcare, Tampa, Mission of Mercy

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As many as 2,000 people from across the state are receiving free dental care Friday and Saturday at the Florida State Fairgrounds. This is the state’s first Mission of Mercy where the goal of hundreds of dentists and dental hygienists is to get people who don’t have access to oral healthcare out of pain.

In a giant expo hall at the fairgrounds, several generators powered more than 100 dental chairs – all of them occupied by patients. The whirring of drills and suction hoses signaled to mor...

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