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Free Dental Clinic at Great Plains Coliseum

LAWTON Okla_ A mission of mercy in Oklahoma is in your back yard at the Great Plains Coliseum in Lawton.

200 dentists, hygienists, and health care workers from all over the state will take over the Coliseum and Expo Center to give free dental care to anyone who needs it, whether they are an adult or child. The free clinic is for people all over the state.

"We know that 50% of Comanche County children don't see a dentist," Lawton Dentist Dr. Juan Lopez said. "About 55% of adults are at risk due to the lack of dental visits."

In fact, Dr. Lopez said more than half will visit the clinic in pain. Lawton Dentist Dr. Todd Bridges is the president of the Dental Association and co-chair of the Mission of Mercy.

He said everything is free, including teeth cleaning, fillings, extractions and more. They're also coordinating with the health department for free immunizations, flu and booster shots.

"We'll have a separate family clinic where pediatric or child patients will be seen with their parents," Dr. Bridges said. "Parents could be in one chair, with the child in the next chair and mom next door having a filling done."

It's really a one-stop shop, because Dr. Bridges said they plan to treat every patient. There will even be entertainment, including choirs and cheerleaders.

The doors open at 3:00 PM Thursday. They'll put you up overnight in the Expo Center if you come from a distance.

The actual clinic begins at 5:00 AM Friday and Saturday through 5:00 PM. It's completely free.

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