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Veteran receives 'priceless' smile through generosity of Mission of Mercy dentists

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Christopher Flynn, an Army veteran who served in Desert Storm and Somalia, welcomed the new year with a new smile.
Springfield, Ill. — Christopher Flynn, an Army veteran who served in Desert Storm and Somalia, welcomed the new year with a new smile.

"I haven't had this kind of smile and confidence for years," Mr. Flynn told ADA News.

Mr. Flynn's smile is a result of extensive work done by dentists who first met Mr. Flynn at the Illinois State Dental Society's volunteer charity event Mission of Mercy in July. Led by Dr. Thomas E. Sullivan, former ADA vice president, a team of volunteer dentists treated Mr. Flynn over a several months to transform the man's teeth — for free.

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