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Nearly 800 treated at dental clinic at GHS

Almost 800 people received free dental care last weekend at Gloucester High School during a clinic coordinated by Hayes dentist Charles Harris and his staff.

In all, dental exams and services were provided to 779 persons—up from 501 treated at last year’s inaugural Mission of Mercy dental clinic, which was also held at Gloucester High School.

Harris said most of those treated were adults, along with approximately 30 children. Patients received an assortment of services, including cleaning, fillings, root canals, extractions and dentures.

At times, 50 or more people were being treated at once, with a number of work stations set up inside the school as well as two portable dental labs parked outside.

The many procedures were accomplished because of the volunteer efforts of 588 people. That total included 91 doctors (most of them dentists), along with more than two dozen dental hygienists, about 65 dental assistants, 80 dental students (with faculty) from Medical ...

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