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Free dental clinic offered Friday and Saturday in Omaha

Posted: 5:33 PM, Mar 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-28 18:33:12-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Friday and Saturday Brownell Talbot School will be hosting a Nebraska Mission Mercy dental clinic, where guests can go for a one-stop shop for all of their dental needs, free of charge.

Lyndy Tridle drove five hours western Nebraska for the clinic.

"I have medical issues that have caused my teeth to decay and I need them fixed and this is my only hope," Tridle said.

"It's not how fast we can get people through, it's how well we can treat them when they're here," said Dr. Bruce Kuhn, the organizer of the clinic.

With more than 100 beds available, nearly 150 dentists and 600 volunteers will help roughly 1,500 patients with everything from teeth cleaning to root canals.

"We'll take care of their most pressing issues and other areas we can treat to keep them out of emergency rooms, hospitals and those type of things," Kuhn said.

Brownell Talbot students will be assisting all weekend, nearly half the upper school are scheduled to help out.

"It's a real opportunity for them to give service and give back to the community and to understand the needs outside of themselves and our immediate community," said Dr. Kristi Gibbs from Brownell Talbot.

The clinic will run from 5:30 am-5 pm both Friday and Saturday. Parking isn't available at Brownell Talbot. If you're interested in stopping by the clinic there will be a shuttle service running all day from the Dillards at Crossroads Mall.