Hays internet hosting Kansas Mission of Mercy free dental clinic

Delly Bezoss

HAYS, Kan. (KWCH) – Persevering with a volunteer effort offering thousands and thousands of {dollars}’ value of free dental care for a lot of who could not in any other case get it, the Kansas Mission of Mercy (KMOM) free dental clinic is about for Friday and Saturday in Hays. As is the case yearly with totally different cities internet hosting the clinic, it’s anticipated to attract sufferers from all around the state.

The Mission of Mercy will provide the free dental care Friday and Saturday on the Ellis County Fairgrounds, marking the primary time Hays is internet hosting the clinic. Doorways open at 5:30 a.m. each days.

“It’s first come, first serve and we deal with sufferers of all ages. And folks can anticipate to get cleanings, fillings and extractions, based mostly on what their major want is,” stated Kansas Mission of Mercy Director Niki Sadler.

There are some limitations with the clinic. The Kansas Mission of Mercy will be unable to offer sufferers dentures or any remedy requiring a lab as a result of timeframe.

Placing on the occasion can be about 565 volunteers with about 90 dentists serving to to offer automobile.

“That is one of the best a part of Ok-MOM is each single affected person having the ability to stroll out and get the care that they want,” Sadler stated.

She stated entry to dental care is essential.

“Particularly popping out of COVID the place lots of people could have misplaced jobs and as such misplaced insurance coverage, or perhaps individuals haven’t had insurance coverage earlier than so far as overlaying dental,” Sadler stated.

Amongst these volunteering for Kansas Mission of Mercy is Wichita dentist Dr. Robert Dakin. He stated the care is life-changing for a lot of, particularly for these with infections that could possibly be life-threatening with an lack of ability to chew their meals or having a severe an infection impacting different elements of their well being.

It’s anticipated that almost $1 million of dental can be offered in Hays Friday and Saturday without charge. Organizers and volunteers say lending a serving to hand to these in want of care is what makes the Kansas Mission of Mercy clinic so particular.

“I feel that’s in all probability the place I get my most hugs. At Ok-MOM is once we spend time and truly rebuild someone’s smile for them and so they can’t imagine what they see within the mirror after that,” Dr. Dakin stated.

“If we may help only one individual, it makes a giant distinction,” Sadler added.

There aren’t any eligibility, revenue or residency necessities. No appointments are wanted as it is a first-come, first-served occasion. Organizers say if you happen to plan on attending, be ready to attend a number of hours as lots of of sufferers can be handled every day. Breakfast and lunch can be offered at no cost, however sufferers are inspired to carry snacks and water.

Youngsters might be scheduled at https://kmomkids.as.me/schedule.php.

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