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Dental care at free health fair packs them in
San Francisco Chronicle

Health care gets a bad rap for being expensive, but the same can be said about dental work, as demonstrated by the 300 or so people who turned out to get their teeth fixed at a free health clinic in San Francisco’s Western Addition over the weekend.

Among those at the two-day event at the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center on McAllister Street was Leticia Brown, a 34-year-old elder-care worker and mother of four. She’d put medical and dental care for her kids first, and was now paying a price – for weeks, she had been eating soft food because nerve pain in a molar was so intense she could hardly chew.