kansas dental project

9:50 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Almost 2,000 Receive Free Dental Care in Wichita

olunteers provided dental care at the 2013 Kansas Mission of Mercy.
Byrle Gross

Final numbers are still being tallied, but close to 2,000 people received free dental care Friday and Saturday at the Kansas Coliseum, near Wichita. 

Close to 500 dental professionals and at least that many other volunteers took care of the crowds that began gathering Thursday morning in the Kansas Coliseum parking lot.  Suzanne Wikle, who heads the Kansas Dental Project, says the Mission of Mercy is great, but it will never be enough.

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11:23 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Registered Dental Practitioners: A New Way To Fill The Need For Dental Care?

KDHE report on Kansas dental workforce

Analysts have known for years that Kansas has a severe shortage of dentists -- and that shortage is getting worse.  

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