Oxford dentists give free services to those in need

Published 6:00 am Sunday, March 6, 2016

Drs. Preston Lee and Jennifer Romero from Lee Dentistry in Oxford worked alongside other volunteers to provide more than $1 million in free dental treatment to people of the Mid-South area Feb. 26-27.

Lee and Romero saw patients in Memphis at the Mid-South Mission of Mercy, a two-day free dental clinic for people in need living in the city and the surrounding area. They worked from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. More than 1,900 volunteers participated in the event.

“Giving back is a top priority for me personally and for our team,” Lee said. “The event was a wonderful opportunity to serve those in need right here in the Mid-South.”

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Dental care included services such as pediatric care, extractions, fillings, cleanings and dentures. More than 2,000 patients were treated, and the event team provided more than $1 million worth of services. There were no income qualifications or restrictions for patients.     

“It truly was an amazing weekend of helping patients,” Romero said. “The patients were so appreciative of the volunteers and doctors, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I got the most benefit out of helping each patient I saw this weekend. I was truly touched.”

For more information on the event, visit midsouthmissionofmercy.org. For more information from Lee Dentistry, visit LeeDentistryOxford.com.