Medworks hosts free dental clinic

Dental care for senior

(Cleveland) - Local nonprofit organization Medworks USA will host the area’s first large-scale dental clinic Friday and Saturday, June 23rd and 24th at the Cleveland Convention Center. 

More than 600 professional medical and support volunteers will provide dental screenings, cleanings, extractions and temporary partials to locals in need. Sealants will also be offered for children. 

All services will be provided free of charge with no paperwork needed, and no questions asked. 

The organization expects to see as many as 1,200 patients during this two-day clinic.

Medworks spokesperson Tonya Passarelli says dental care is the number one unmet health need in Ohio for low-income adults and children. 

Passarelli tells Newsradio WTAM 1100, that without dental insurance, treatments can range anywhere from $125 for a cleaning to more than $200 for a cavity filling and over $1,000 if a crown or root canal is required.

Doors open at 7:00 a.m., and because the event is first-come, first serve, they expect people will begin lining up early. Staff will arrive by 4:30 a.m.

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