MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hundreds of people waited in line on Friday for free dental care at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

It’s all part of a two-day event put on by the Minnesota Dental Foundation and Delta Dental. Over a thousand volunteers are providing fillings and other dental services to hundreds of patients at the Mission of Mercy event.

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“It’s great to give the patients their smile back, where they could not afford any other way to do that,” says Karen Carlson, a volunteer at the event.

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According to the Minnesota Dental Association, around 12 percent of Minnesotans aren’t receiving dental care because of the cost. Organizers say this two-day event will provide free dental services for around 2 thousand people.

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To learn more about how you can take part in the event click here.