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Free dental clinic coming to Wilmington in November

Missions of Mercy, a nonprofit under the North Carolina Dental Society Foundation, is hosting a free dental clinic on Nov. 3 and 4, 2023. (Tima Miroshnichenko/Pexels)

WILMINGTON — Missions of Mercy, a nonprofit under the North Carolina Dental Society Foundation, plans to hold a free mobile dental clinic in Wilmington next week.

The clinic will take place November 3 and 4 starting at 6 a.m. at the First Baptist Church Activity Center, 1939 Independence Blvd. Patients may park at Independence Mall and bus transportation will be provided to the church.

Dentists and hygienists will be onsite to provide complimentary dental procedures for adults who cannot afford or do not have access to oral health care. Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.

After examination and x-rays, the patient and dentist will discuss the recommended treatment plan. Offered dental procedures may include cleanings, fillings or extractions.

Missions of Mercy expects to treat 600-800 individuals over two days. According to MOM, its clinics have provided more than $39 million in free care to more than 69,000 North Carolinians since its founding in 2003.

The North Carolina Dental Society was founded in 1856 and is one of the oldest dental societies in the country, representing 4,000 member dentists in North Carolina. Headquartered in Cary, the North Carolina Dental Society is part of the American Dental Association, the nation’s largest dental association, representing 163,000 dentist members.

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