Omaha-area residents without dental insurance will have a chance to receive free dental care this weekend.

Dr. Jeffrey Clark of Maple Ridge Dental Care on Saturday is offering cleanings, one filling or one extraction.

While Maple Ridge Dental won’t turn anyone away, they do ask that the day be used by “those who truly need it.”

“Some don’t understand the importance of dental health, but more often than not, they don’t have the financial means,” Clark said in a statement. “This event is a great opportunity for us to share our time and resources with those less fortunate and give back to the community.”

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Practice Manager of Operations Chastity Matheny said last year’s free dentistry day provided $20,000 of service to 52 patients.

“We will stay as late as it takes to take care of everyone who’s registered,” Matheny said.

Patients must register at Maple Ridge Dental Care, 3585 N. 168th Court, between 7 and 8 a.m. on Saturday, and will be treated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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