Free dental work available Saturday for those in need

A group of local volunteer dentists will be performing free procedures tomorrow for those in need. The charity event is in celebration of Free Dentistry Day and the doctors will provide up to one filling, extraction or cleaning for those in need.

Participating dentists will include Dr. Steven Bollinger and the team at Dental Care at Columbus Crossing, Dr. Erica Hunt of Southern Indiana Smiles, Dr. Keegan Bakus of Landmark Dental Care, and Dr. Jane Harrison of Dentistry Plus.

Free Dentistry Day recognizes a crisis in the lack of dental insurance for many in the country. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 108 million Americans go without dental insurance.

The event will be held at Dental Care at Columbus Crossing, 2145 West Jonathan Moore Pike, from 8 a.m. until noon. Patients will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.