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Giving Applachian residents something to smile about

At the 11th annual open-air health clinic in Wise, Va., most of the 2,347 patients needed dental care. The free clinic is put on by Remote Area Medical, which specializes in helping impoverished communities.

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'Each tooth has a story'
Article | On a weekend in late July, at the free annual open-air health clinic held here in this Appalachian community, a total of 2,643 teeth were extracted. Each one bore mute and personal testimony to the isolation of this rural place, and the defeats and losses of its people.

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