WICHITA, Kansas (KSNW) – The popular Kansas Mission of Mercy dental clinic returns to Wichita this Friday and Saturday. Dentists, hygienists, assistants and other volunteers will treat patients for free at Century II on July 23-24.
Treatments include free fillings and dental extractions. If you want to be treated, it’s on a first come, first served basis. There is no appointment. The clinic opens at 5:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. It will be up to each patient to decide when to go online.
The clinic can only treat a limited number of people each day. Once this number is reached, the doors will close. People who are still in line when the doors close on Friday do not have priority on Saturday.
This year’s clinic will be slightly different with social distancing, mask wear and other precautions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Kansas Mission of Mercy organizers say that although safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines have been widely distributed, they are asking you to stay home if you are sick or feel like you are getting sick.
The Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation (KDCF) targets low-income individuals and families for its services. The KDCF spreads the word through schools, churches and local organizations.
You don’t need to bring proof of income, dental records or other documents. But we encourage you to bring a list of allergies and prescriptions. For answers to frequently asked questions, visit KSDentalFoundation.org.
This will mark the 20th Kansas Mission of Mercy project and the third time it has been offered in Wichita. The last time it was here was eight years ago. In the previous 19 clinics, more than 30,000 patients received $ 19 million in dental care.