It is Give Kids a Smile Day, and the St. Paul's Dental Clinic in Tyler was filled with patients looking to get some relief from untreated tooth pain
This is the program's tenth year in a row to offer these free services.
St. Paul's event is an extension of the wider east texas mission of mercy, which offers free healthcare and screening to underinsured patients.
Doctor Brady Swinney and his staff at st. paul even took in some overflow adult patients.
Among the volunteers were dental students from TJC, getting some hand on experience, as well as seeing first-hand how their trade can change lives.
But Doctor Swinney says that events like this benefit both the patient, and the volunteers.