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Patient patients get a break from Denison dentist

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Lake Texoma Dental Care provided free services to the community on Friday. (KTEN) Lake Texoma Dental Care provided free services to the community on Friday. (KTEN)

DENISON, Texas -- One dentist's office spent the day Friday giving back to the community in a special way.  Lake Texoma Dental Care hosted its 15th Free Dental Day.

"It's a blessing," said patient Margaret Sanders. "He is a saint."

The office offered teeth cleanings and extractions at no cost to the patient.

"I'm so happy that they do this, because there are a lot of people who can't afford the insurance," Sanders said.

It's a twice-yearly event, and the patients have to be patient.

"Everybody's incredibly gracious," Dr. Joshua Kuykendall said. "I've heard some people have been here since 5 yesterday sleeping outside."

But the recipients of this dentist's generosity say it's worth the wait.

"For free dental and free tooth cleaning and extractions... and people don't have the money... I think it's a wonderful idea that he's come up," Sanders said. "He has really blessed the community."

Kuykendall said his goal was to see one patient every 10 minutes on Friday.

"I think we're a little under that," he said. "It's 11:37 and I've seen 30."

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