Wirick and Associates offered free dental care to those who might not otherwise be able to afford it.
RALEIGH, N.C. -
A local dentist gave free exams to Triangle residents Saturdayas part of the Dentistry from the Heart program.
Dentistry from the Heart is a nonprofit organizationdedicated to providing free dental care to those in need.
Dr. Matthew Wirick, with Wirick and Associates in Raleigh, saysmore than 85 million people are without dental insurance in the United States. So as part of Dentistry from the Heart, Wirick and his team helpedout about 200 of them Saturday.
"Its sole mission is to help serve patients that don'thave any other access to healthcare with insurance, or don't have the financialmeans to meet their dentals needs," Wirick said.
If anyone signed up today but couldn't be seen, Wirick willwork them in this week.