Free dental care offered Friday and Saturday in Jacksonville

The Florida Dental Association Foundation will provide free dental care to an estimated 1,000 people Friday and Saturday at a Jacksonville event.

At the foundation’s sixth Florida Mission of Mercy event, volunteer dental professionals will deliver “relief from the pain and infection of untreated dental disease” for underserved and uninsured patients on a first-come, first-served basis, according to organizers.

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The event will include COVID-19 safety measures, including a ticketing system allowing people to check in and return later, avoiding crowds and standing in line, organizers said. All patients and volunteers must wear masks, except when patients are receiving screening and treatment.

Services will include cleanings, fillings, extractions, pediatric dentistry, root canals and a limited number of dentures and partials. 

The event was last held in Jacksonville in 2016.

Ticketing begins at 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water St. near downtown Jacksonville. The services end at 6 p.m.

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