HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. -- On the eve of the second Mission of Mercy (M.O.M.) free dental clinic at Hedgesville High School scheduled for today and Saturday, it was announced the Healthy Smiles Community Oral Health Center will open in January.
The Healthy Smiles Community Oral Health Center's board of directors and United Way of the Eastern Panhandle held a press conference Thursday at the high school before a rally for the M.O.M. volunteers.
Oral surgeon W. Dean Russell, president of Healthy Smiles, said the nonprofit dental center at 214 Warm Springs Ave. in Martinsburg will provide care for underserved adults and children.
It will be operated by Shenandoah Valley Medical System Inc.
If medical care is needed, patients will be referred to Shenandoah Valley Medical System, Administrator Dave Fant said.
Russell said the center has 2,500 feet of space and will start with one dentist and four treatment rooms. As funds become available, it will continue to expand to a second dentist and additional treatment rooms.