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$601k in dental care donated in Abilene during Mission of Mercy

By Ariana Garza, Weekend Anchor/Crime & Courts Reporter, agarza@ktxs.com
Published On: Oct 07 2013 03:44:50 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 08 2013 01:44:10 PM CDT
Texas Mission of Mercy
ABILENE, Texas -

In just two short days, hundreds of thousands of dollars in dental care was donated to people who desperately needed it at the Abilene Civic Center.

The Texas Dental Association coordinated the Mission of Mercy in Abilene on Friday and Saturday. Volunteer dentists and staff cleaned, filled and pulled teeth completely free of charge for people who otherwise would not have been able to afford those procedures.

On Monday, a TDA spokesman said 851 people were served in the two-day period and $601,193 in dental care was donated.