Hays will be hosting the annual Kansas Mission of Mercy free dental clinic on March 25 to 26 at the Ellis County Fairgrounds in Hays.
After intense planning by the steering committee, the state team and local organizers are ready to receive patients. Chairs of the local committee are Dr. Jarrod Jones and Dr. Kurt Martin of Hays.
Volunteers from across the state are registered to help with the clinic. From dentists, dental professionals and medical staff to security, parking and food preparation, the clinic is prepared to serve patients in need of fillings and extractions.
The clinic is free – there are no eligibility or income requirements and no appointments will be taken. It will be first-come, first-served. Breakfast and lunch will be served to the patients with doors opening at 5:30 am on Friday.
The Kansas Mission of Mercy is celebrating its 21st project of offering free dental service, beginning in Garden City in 2003. Since that time, the organizers and volunteers have developed an efficient system which has served 31,135 patients with dental care valued at more than $20.8 million .
Hays will be welcoming the volunteers from across the state beginning Wednesday and Thursday with the clinic setup to take place on Thursday. Anyone needing dental work should consider coming to the clinic and receiving the service.
For more information on the Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation and KMOM, visit www.ksdentalfoundation.org.