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Healthy Mouth Movement brings free dental care Saturday

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Many people across Iowa were able to save some big money Saturday by getting dental work done for free.

The Healthy Mouth Movement was created to bring free dental care to thousands of people in need across the United States. Saturday, Aspen Dental offices across the country including Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Coralville, and Waterloo took part in the Healthy Mouth Movement.

Phillip Langas is a former frozen pizza maker, who was forced to stop working due to his health. Langas is currently living off social security. He said it was a call from Aspen Dental associates in Dubuque that alerted him he was eligible for free dental service on Saturday. Langas was in need of getting a cavity filled. He said he was thankful the cost came free to him.

Brian Watson was also in need of some dental work. He lives in Cuba City, Wisconsin, and has also been struggling financially.

"You always want to keep your teeth clean and healthy and when someone gives you something for free you might as well go with it," said Watson.

The Healthy Mouth Movement provides services like fillings, extractions, X-rays and denture repairs for as many people as possible at no cost.

The Iowa Dental Association will provide free dental care at a two-day clinic later this month.

The Iowa Mission of Mercy will be held September 26th and 27th at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo. The group expects to serve more than 1,000 patients over those two days.

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