Mobile dental clinic offering free services, Bibles

Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 06:52 PM.

BAKER — The Lions Club of Baker and the Okaloosa Baptist Association are hosting the Florida Baptist Mobile Dental Clinic.

Applicants ages 6 and up listed at or below the poverty line can receive free dental work, including fillings and extractions, July 22 to 26 at the Baker Area Recreational Center.

Mandatory screening appointments are 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, July 19 at the Baker Area Recreation Center on U.S. Highway 4. Applicants must attend the July 19 screenings to get an appointment next week.

The Lions Club worked with the faith-based association in bringing the mobile unit to Baker from Jacksonville, project director Mary Ann Henley said. The Florida Baptist Association owns the mobile unit, which can facilitate two dental patients at a time.

"In our economy, when the times are tough, dental care is usually the first thing (people) will let go," Henley said.

In addition to the free service, applicants will receive Bibles and other faith-based material upon arriving for the screenings.

WHAT: Florida Baptist Mobile Dental Clinic

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