For Immediate Release – 2015 Kansas Mission of Mercy Provides $1.2 Million In Care

— A free two-day dental clinic in Salina served about 1,400 people.

The Salina Journal reports that volunteers gathered Saturday night to celebrate completion of the 14th Kansas Mission of Mercy free dental clinic at the Salina Bicentennial Center.

With $120,000 in donations, volunteers performed $1.2 million in dental work.

A dozen local dentists organized the event, and 133 dentists participated. There also were 103 dental hygienists, 187 dental assistants and 676 volunteers involved.

Dr. Cindy Reed, a Salina orthodontist, says the dental workers extracted 3,118 teeth, did 1,466 fillings and treated 171 children. She says that while some patients were turned away Friday, all patients were seen Saturday.

Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal,