Free dental clinic in downtown Green Bay

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GREEN BAY - A statewide organization is making a difference when it comes to dental care.

More than 1,200 dentists, hygienists, and volunteers with the Wisconsin Dental Association turned the KI Convention Center into a makeshift dentist's office Friday.

The clinic is geared toward adults and kids who might not have the resources to take care of their teeth.

People were served on a first-come, first-serve basis.

A thousand people were treated Friday and another 1,000 will be treated Saturday.

The total cost of the care given is valued at just over $1 million.

Dentists say every type of dental procedure available is being performed.

"Filings, we take some teeth out, that's the main thing is to get people out of pain and discomfort. If they have swelling or other dental problems,” said Thomas Raimann, WDA chairperson.

Friday’s volunteers came from an estimated 200 different cities and towns from across the state.