Free dental clinic to draw thousands in Hartford

Dentists work on a patient at the free Mission of Mercy clinic (file).
Dentists work on a patient at the free Mission of Mercy clinic (file).

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 2,000 patients are expected to seek free dental work at an annual clinic in Connecticut.

The seventh annual Connecticut Mission of Mercy free dental clinic is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the XL Center in Hartford.

Organizers say more than 1,600 volunteers will provide services such as X-rays, general health screenings, cleanings, fillings, oral surgery, extractions and temporary partial prosthetics.

The clinic is first-come, first-served to those who come. A line of patients is expected to begin forming outside the XL Center’s Trumbull Street entrance on Thursday evening and should continue during the night until the doors open at 6 a.m. Friday.

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