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Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh Hosts Free Dental Clinic for Local Residents in Need

WHAT: Hosted by Face2Face Healing, the local nonprofit Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh will bring together hundreds of volunteer dentists, clinicians, nurses and general volunteers to treat those who cannot access dental care or cannot afford dental insurance.
Dental diagnoses, minor restorative fillings, extractions and cleanings will be provided at no charge to adults and children over the age of 2 on a first come, first serve basis. Prior registration is not necessary, and there are no income or eligibility requirements. A free shuttle service is available for patients.
WHY: A toothache can escalate quickly from slight discomfort to unbearable pain. Those who cannot access dental care or cannot afford dental insurance often visit the emergency room for their pain, and they are sometimes sent home with painkillers and antibiotics as the problem continues to worsen.
Starting with oral health, Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh strives to promote better overall health for the people of Pittsburgh. UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh are supporting this mission by providing medications and volunteer services to the dental clinic. More information is available on the event’s website.
•  Daniel Pituch, D.M.D., M.D., co-founder, Face2Face Healing, and oral and maxillofacial surgeon, UPMC
•  Richard M. Celko, D.M.D, dental director, UPMC Health Plan
•  Michael Zamagias, chairman and chief executive officer, TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.
WHEN: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 28 & 29, 2017 (Doors open at 6 a.m.)
WHERE: A.J. Palumbo Center, Duquesne University, 1304 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Note to Media: To cover this event, prior arrangements must be made by contacting Courtney Caprara at or 412-592-8134.

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