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GOOSE LINDSAY/Roane Newspapers
Hiwassee College dental hygiene student Nicole Cockrell works with a patient on Friday inside the college’s mobile dental unit. The mobile unit was equipped with two chairs and a portable x-ray machine. Harriman dentist C. Brook Schwepfinger assisted Hiwassee students aboard the mobile unit.
SMILE! Dental clinics hit Roane

Two opportunities for free dental care came to Roane County on Friday, and people showed up in droves to take advantage of it.

People started lining up outside the dentist office of Dr. James Walmsley early Friday morning, anxious to take advantage of one of three options: cleanings, fillings or extractions.

“This is a very good thing they are doing here. Very good,” said patient Helen Greshen, who was waiting outside.

Tents had been set up to shade patients while they waited to be brought into the waiting room and eventually seen.