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St. Mary's surpasses funding goal for new mobile dental clinic

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

The St. Mary's Foundation surpassed its goal to fund a new mobile dental clinic, 10 months ahead of their goal date.

The new clinic will have an additional seat, which will allow them to treat hundreds of more kids than they do now.

“It means better health for children who otherwise can't afford to pay for their dental care,” said Foundation Director Rick Peltier. “Maybe they just don't have a dental home and they count on St. Mary's to be their dental home, and we're happy to be there to serve the community.”

The extra month raised will go toward building a shelter for the new clinic.

Peltier says this will hopefully help it last longer than the current one, which is 15-years-old.

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