There were patients who traveled very long distances just to receive free dental work treatments at this mobile dental camp.
The free dental work day has been held on the basketball court of Western Carolina University.
On site, there were about 20 dentists and hundreds of dental hygienists, dental assistants and other volunteers who offered free dental work to the patients.
Some of the free dental work treatments offered included dental cleanings, extractions and dental filling repairs.
The greatest majority of the patients who showed up to the free dental work camp could not possibly afford the treatments at a private dentist.
On average, the cost of the free care offered per patient raises to about $500.
In Cullowhee, there showed up hundreds of patients, but at other sites where the mobile free dental camp was held there were even 2,500 people showing up during one day (such as at the free dental work day in Charlotte NC).