Salvation Army to extend dental care program for SWFL

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Approximately 3,300 Southwest Florida residents will soon take advantage of free dental care services during the Salvation Army’s We Care Dental Clinic, according to a spokesperson for Florida Blue.

The meeting to discuss the grant will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on May 7 at Gardner Orthopedics on 3033 Winkler Ave.

The program’s mission strives to reduce emergency room visits, improve oral care, overall health and counter the opioid crisis, according to a Florida Blue spokesperson.

A $296,000 grant from the Florida Blue Foundation is helping to fund the expansion program, according to a Florida Blue spokesperson.

For more information, visit the Salvation Army’s website.

CORRECTION: This story was updated to reflect the meeting will not be open to the public as people taking advantage of the program need appointments.

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