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Dental Clinic Expands To Meet Need

Insurance Changes Don’t Account For Dental Claims

Posted: February 1, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Amy Gephart, right, takes notes as Dr. Jill Self-Pike, left, examines Linda Smith Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at the Samaritan Community Center in Rogers. Due to a grant, the volunteer-run dental clinic will be expanding and will add Self-Pike and Gephart as part-time employees. Self-Pike said the clinic offers exams, x-rays, extractions, fillings, cleanings, and a referral program for dentures.

Pain drives the need for dental care, especially for the uninsured.

At A Glance

Two-Day Clinic

The Arkansas Mission of Mercy two-day clinic will be held May 16-17 at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale. Doors open at 6 a.m. both mornings. Mission of Mercy provides free dental care on a first-come, first-served basis using volunteer dentists. Free clinics rotate locations throughout the state. The clinic was last held in Springdale in 2009.

Source: Staff Report

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