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Hundreds of East Texans receive free dental work

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

A group of East Texas dentists are celebrating after a successful day of giving free dental care. The group from Smith Dental Care worked together to give fillings, extractions, and cleanings to hundreds of people.

The event is called "dentistry from the heart" and it started bright and early this morning at 5:30. Staff started scheduling appointments around seven Friday night and by 9 p.m. they were booked.

"We had more than 300 people lined up to get their tickets in order to get free work done today," Dr. Aaron Douglas said. "It's a blessing and honor for us to be able to take care of these folks who unfortunately can't afford treatment otherwise, so it's wonderful for them to be able to have that provided by us."

This is the tenth annual year for "dentistry from the heart" and the staff is already prepping for next year's free event.

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