State and local officials are welcoming the Connecticut Mission of Mercy back to the state for the 6th annual free dental clinic.
Event organizers are scheduled to announce this year's event at a Wednesday news conference at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Senate President Donald E. Williams Jr., House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and other officials are expected to attend.
Connecticut Mission of Mercy plans to provide a full range of dental services on a first-come first-served basis to more than 2,000 underserved and uninsured people at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on June 7 and 8.
The two-day event is organized by the Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach, the Connecticut State Dental Association and the American Dentists Care Foundation, which is based in Kansas.
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