For some folks basic dental care is a luxury so when they have the chance to get free dental care they wait patiently.  

Over 200 people lined up outside the Sharon High School for their exams and cleanings.

The men, women, and children were treated to about $500,000 worth of dental care for free this Saturday.

More people will be treated on Sunday.

"Over half of our population won't see a dentist this year, so the free community dental clinic is here to provide free dental care to anyone without having any identification. You don't have to have any insurance information and it is entirely free. We always say if you have teeth you qualify," Tracy Schliep, a volunteer and retired nurse said. 

To make this  happen Buhl Regional Health Foundation collaborated with Remote Area Medical, or RAM USA. 

The non-profit out of Tennessee specializes in pop-up clinics in communities across our country.

They bring equipment and operational expertise.

"The main thing is we go where we're invited. So it does take community members to Identify a need and invite us out to their community to serve in a medical capacity," Brad Hutchins, RAM Clinical Coordinator said.

Buhl Regional Health Foundation volunteers to recruit people to help with the setup and tear down.

They also recruited several dental professions including dentists, along with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. 

There were also volunteers from a dental hygienist program in Pittsburgh, along with their instructor.

"It's so important to get a good oral cavity examination not only for decay, but for any kind of lesions in the mouth. So we're doing an exam and kind of identifying what needs to be done. IT would either be extraction or restorative," said Dr. John Clemenza, Oral & Maxillofacial Dentist. 

"They are saying thank you, I haven't seen a dentist in so long. Or it's hard for me to get into a dentist because the waits are so long," Dr. Camilynn Clemenza, a general dentist added. 

Doors will open at 6 a.m. outside Sharon High School. 

You will be given instructions once you are there.

Jennifer Barborak, Executive Director of Buhl Regional Health Foundation, suggests getting there early and adds people will spend some time in the parking lot getting registered there.

The cost to bring this here is around $50,000 for two days, the services are provided by professionals who volunteer, so the men, women, and children get around a half-million of dental care at no cost to them. 

Six to ten people will be taken through at a time.

Adults and children receiving dental care will be seen on a first come first serve basis.

Long waits are expected. 

On Saturday the free clinic reached its limit of 200 people by 10:00 a.m.