Thousands of people stood in line for free dental services Friday at a church in Woodstock. The two-day clinic at First Baptist Church of Woodstock on Hwy. 92 is being sponsored by the Georgia Dental Association and its Foundation for Oral Health.
“The line went around the building, all the way through the parking lot and around a warehouse,” said Dr. Richard Smith, who practices in Atlanta. He estimated the line at 2,000 yards and said that at its peak, 4,000 people were in line. UGA student Jasen Scrivens, 24, of Winder arrived at 1 a.m. hoping to have some unfinished dental work completed.
“About three months ago I had some work done and it cost me a good bit of money and I never got it finished — I couldn’t afford the rest of it — so I came to see if I could get the rest of it done,” he said. He estimated he had spent $3,800 on the work so far.