Dr. John Nardone, left, is thanked with a hug by dental patient Candace Bettencourt of Modesto during a CDA Cares dental event at Cal Expo on Friday. An estimated 2,000 people were expected to obtain free dental and oral health care services on a first-come, first-served basis during the two days of CDA Cares.
Dr. John Nardone, left, is thanked with a hug by dental patient Candace Bettencourt of Modesto during a CDA Cares dental event at Cal Expo on Friday. An estimated 2,000 people were expected to obtain free dental and oral health care services on a first-come, first-served basis during the two days of CDA Cares. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
Dr. John Nardone, left, is thanked with a hug by dental patient Candace Bettencourt of Modesto during a CDA Cares dental event at Cal Expo on Friday. An estimated 2,000 people were expected to obtain free dental and oral health care services on a first-come, first-served basis during the two days of CDA Cares. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
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Cal Expo event fills gap in the dental care system

March 27, 2015 04:37 PM

UPDATED March 28, 2015 09:17 AM

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