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Mercy Dental Clinic – 13th Annual Colorado Mission – FREE Dental Care at GlenwoodSprings, Colorado [#ColoradoMission #GlenwoodSpringsColorado #AllThingsFREE]

Nearly 200 dentists will be coming to Glenwood Springs in early October 2019 in hopes of putting smiles on the faces of western Coloradans in need of care for their teeth.

The caregivers may receive just a thanks and perhaps a hug in return, but that is the whole point of the 13th annual Colorado Mission of Mercy dental clinic. Its purpose is to provide FREE care to adults and children.

The nonprofit group has provided $13 million altogether in donated dental care to more than 15,000 patients, but this is its first time coming to western Colorado.

“There’s so much need on the I-70 corridor from Glenwood Springs to Grand Junction,”
– Dr. George Gatseos, a retired dentist who with his wife, retired dental hygienist Janet Gatseos, are on the leadership team for this year’s event.

Others on the team are Dr. Steve Reed and Samantha Reed in Grand Junction and Dr. Jim Setterberg, Sherrie Setterberg and Dr. Dirk Fleishman in Glenwood Springs.

The event is massive in scale, with organizers hoping to treat up to 800 patients a day over two days, thanks to more than 1,000 volunteers altogether including everyone from dental hygienists to patient registration and parking personnel.

It will take place Oct. 4 and 5, 2019 at Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, Colorado, with doors opening at 6 a.m. each day. The school will be transformed with two semis full of dental equipment being unloaded, generators installed and more than 125 dental chairs set up.

You can receive services such as cleanings, fillings, root canals, extractions, dentures and crowns.

200 dentists to offer FREE care:
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel