No-Charge Dental Services On Wheels

By KBJR News 1

January 28, 2013 Updated Jan 28, 2013 at 10:46 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Going to the dentist has taken on a whole new meaning for some Northlanders thanks to a unique partnership.

Medical Teams International has teamed up with the Duluth Salvation Army to offer dental services for people who can least afford it.

And their Mobile Dental Clinic will be in operation tomorrow.

From a routine check up to those needing a cavity filled, two area dentists will be volunteering their assistance.

"It's something that I think every dentist really likes to do. We don't have to be concerned about insurance companies and payment and government programs. It's just helping people," John Wanio, a volunteer local dentist, said.

"If someone has dental insurance, they will not be served. The requirements are A, you have a financial need, b, you need dental work, and C you don't have dental insurance," Gordy Mesedahl, a Duluth Salvation Army spokesperson, said.

Mesedahl said there is a prescreening process for attending the service.

The Mobile Dental Clinic is open tomorrow from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M. and again from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M.

The van will be located behind the Salvation Army and an appointment is not required.

Justin Reis, NNC.