Hundreds line up for free dental clinic in Wake County

FUQUAY-VARINA, NC (WTVD) -- NC Missions of Mercy (NC MOM) is touching hundreds of lives over the course of two days.

Early Friday, dozens began lining up for a free adult dental clinic in Fuquay-Varina.

It is first come, first served for patients to receive one service - like teeth cleaning, fillings, and extractions. The free clinic is the NC MOM's first in Wake County since 2012.

The event is also going on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Old Stephens Hardware Building at 405 E. Broad Street.

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"We recommend you get there as early as possible," said Hannah Smith, NC Mom's Clinical Operations Manager.

"For this clinic, we're setting up 60 chairs," Smith said. "So, we'll have 60 chairs worth of cleanings, fillings, and extractions going on at one time.

Smith adds the need for dental services is great in North Carolina.

"Of 100 counties in NC, 97 of them are under-served in dentistry which is why we exist," she said.

Hundreds of volunteers will work the clinic and they will see as many patients as time permits. Patients should bring any required medicines, water, etc. to stay comfortable during the wait in line.

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