SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A new study finds more than 130 million people in the United States do not have dental insurance. Some call that a national crisis. That’s why three dentists plan to help those in need in Springfield this weekend.
The number of uninsured people continues to grow in the Ozarks.
“It still surprises me today you see someone in their 20s and 30s come in and they have never seen a dentist -- in the United States. They grew up in the United States and have never seen a dentist,” said Dr. Michael Littell.
“The average person making $8 an hour needing care -- it's just tough to make ends meet nowadays,” said Dr. Kevin Pierce.
Any adult can get free dental care at Distinctive Dental Solutions on Saturday. Adults can get a cleaning, filling or tooth extraction at no charge.