May 23, 2024


Health know-how

Mission of Mercy free dental clinic reopens to the public


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Hundreds of medical professionals from across the region are giving new smiles to those in need for free this weekend.

For the sixth year, the Mid-South Mission of Mercy is providing free dental care Friday and Saturday at Bellevue Baptist Church for anyone in need.

CEO Dr. Mitchel Godat says they enlisted the help of 15,00 volunteers including 500 medical professionals.

He says they are expecting to serve hundreds of people.

“We take for granted that we get to smile and we’re healthy. We’re helping people get healthy, we get them out of pain, and help them smile again. So, that’s why we do this,” Dr. Godat said.

Thanks to sponsors and donations, Dr. Godat says over the years they’ve provided millions of dollars worth of dentistry to the community.

Doors open at 6:00 a.m. and there are no eligibility requirements, no appointments or tickets available. Services will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Early arrival is highly suggested.

Services include: fillings, teeth cleanings, and extractions.

The clinic is open to adults and children. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information, visit Mid-South Mission of Mercy’s website.


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