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Published September 30, 2011, 07:38 PM

More Than 150 Kids Get Free Dental Treatment in Fort Totten

FORT TOTTEN, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Mission of Mercy set up shop in the Fort Totten High School to maeet dental needs for kids that might not have health insurance.

FORT TOTTEN, ND (WDAZ-TV) - On Friday, more than 150 children got free tooth treatment.

Mission of Mercy set up shop in the Fort Totten High School to maeet dental needs for kids that might not have health insurance.

More than fourteen dentists volunteered in Fort Totten to clean, drill and fill children's teeth on the Spirit Lake Nation.

Many people say this was a much needed service.

"There are no words when you see all these people who are donating their time just to serve these children who they've never seen, never met. That's just the biggest gift. It's just so unbelievable," Spirit Lake Head Start director Becky Larson said.

Dr. Brent Holman says he wanted to give up time for kids because he understands the need in the area.

"For us to be able to come here and get closer to them is our mission," Holman said.

"We went to some different places and I just asked that the children would smile and say good morning, and from that he saw the need," Larson said.

And many dentists in the state were also willing to help out.

"It's been good to be able to come in and do as much as we can do for them," Fargo dentist Dr. Todd Debates.

With so many people helping out in one day, Holman is hoping to treat the mouths of as many kids as possible.

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