Free dental services offered in Onalaska

Free dental help is making people smile in Onalaska.

Valley Dental hosted their 6th annual Day of Free Dentistry.

Patients could get extractions, fillings or cleanings free of charge.

“There’s a tremendous need. Access to care is a big issue in dentistry and there are a lot of dental problems. The pain, the infection, I don’t know how they can tolerate it. It’s tough to manage with your day to day activities in that type of condition. So at least we’re doing a little bit helping out what we can,” said Dr. Mike Gavin, owner of Valley Dental.

People started lining up outside of Valley Dental by three o’clock Friday morning.

Each year they end up serving between 75 and 125 patients free of charge.

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