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Hundreds lined up for a free dentist visit this morning.

A Brighter Smile Dental Care held Dentistry from the Heart, a nationwide program that offers free dental treatments. Saturday's services included fillings, extraction and cleanings. Patients didn't need proof of insurance, but a minor medical exam was required before treatment. For many, this was their only chance to see a dentist.

"I mean this a great deal, what they're doing," Letha Burnett, a patient, said. "A lot of people are not able to come out and get dental work or can't afford it. This is a great opportunity for everybody to come out and get their teeth cleaned."

More than one hundred dental offices are taking part around the U.S. and Canada.

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