Northwoods Dental in Skowhegan and Gentle Family Dentistry in Augusta are among nine dental offices participating in the 11th annual Dentists Who Care for Maine program.

On Friday, dentists, dental specialists, hygienists and office staff members at Northwoods Dental at 327 North Ave. in Skowhegan and Gentle Family Dentistry at 295 State St. in Augusta will offer basic oral care service, including cleanings, fillings or extractions, for adults who do not have other access to dental care.

Those wishing to receive services should arrive early as services are on a first-come, first-serve basis, from 8 a.m. to noon.

The annual event, done through the Maine Dental Association, has examined and treated more than 4,000 patients and provided about $1.3 million in services since it began.

“The MDA is pleased to continue its support of this important program,” Executive Director Angela Cole Westhoff said. “It is just one of many ways that dentists give back to their communities all year-round.

This article has been updated to clarify that the free services are only on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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