Mission of Mercy free dental clinic in Bridgeport this year

The annual Connecticut Mission of Mercy free dental clinic will be held at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8, and is expected to serve more than 2,000 people.

This year’s clinic will include more than 110 dental chairs and 1,500 volunteers, according to Dr. Bruce Tandy, co-chairman of the clinic.

The clinic will open at 6 a.m. each day. It typically draws long lines of people who wait overnight for free dental services, which include screenings, x-rays, cleanings, fillings, extractions, oral surgery and prosthetics.