ECU dental students assist in free dental clinic

East Carolina University dental students Amanda Stroud, left, and Sheena Neil provide care for a patient at the North Carolina Missions of Mercy free dental clinic held Oct. 28-29 at the Dare County Parks and Recreation Center. Formed in 2003, the North Carolina Missions of Mercy portable free dental program is an outreach program of the North Carolina Dental Society. The program is sponsored by the North Carolina Dental Health Fund. The goals of the program are to provide free dental care to as many underserved persons within North Carolina as is possible and to involve as much of the dental community of the state in the treatment of the underserved as is possible.