Vancleave dentist offers free services

By WLOX Staff

VANCLEAVE, MS (WLOX) - Some people without dental insurance enjoyed a free visit to the dentist Wednesday in Vancleave. They began lining-up outside the office of Dr. Edward Banas at 6am.

The dentist offered the free services as part of a national program called "Dentistry from the Heart." The program is designed to reach out to the growing number of people who lack dental insurance, or don't have adequate coverage.

Dr. Banas said the condition of the economy was the primary reason he joined the effort.

Wednesday's free services included fillings and tooth extractions.

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