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Free dental care in greater Portland tomorrow!

This is getting a fair amount of coverage all over the place, but oral hygiene is so terribly important that I'm making a note here as well. According to "Inside Maine's Mouth," the piece I wrote about Maine's dental-health landscape in May, "In 2010, Maine ranked 34TH OUT OF 50 STATES in terms of the percentage of residents who had seen a dental provider in the past year (just under 69 percent)."

If you fall into that percentage, you can remedy your situation -- for free! -- at one of more than a dozen participating dental clinics in the Fourth Annual Dentists Who Care for ME event. On a first-come, first-served basis, local dentists will be offering free cleanings, fillings, and extractions for people without insurance. Appointments will not be accepted beforehand, so arrive early to secure a spot.

Here are the Portland dentists who are participating; WMTW has a full list at its website

  1. Dr. Alan Chebuske, 110 Auburn Street, Portland, 8am-3pm                             ,  
  2. Dr. David Bagdasarian and Dr. Shane Bryant, 1334 Washington Ave, Portland, 7am-12pm                                                                     
  3. Dr. Kathryn Horutz and Dr. David Kerr, 173 Ocean Ave, Portland, 8am-2pm

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