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Hundreds of volunteers will be providing free dental services at the Bismarck Event Center on Sept. 28-29.

The North Dakota Dental Association and the North Dakota Dental Foundation are hosting the state's first Mission of Mercy event, according to a news release. The free dental clinic will be open to anyone in need on a first-come, first-served basis.

Organizers are anticipated more than 600 patients from the area will receive free dental care, which includes cleanings, fillings, extractions, limited treatment for partial dental appliances and some root canals in front teeth. Services not included are implants, crowns and root canals on molars, full dentures and removal of unexposed wisdom teeth.

Nearly 500 volunteers, including 80 dentists, will staff the clinic.

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