ASHLAND, Ky (WSAZ) -- Not many look forward to a dentist appointment, but if it's free then that's something to smile about.
That was the case for hundreds in Kentucky, Saturday. Aspen Dental is continuing its the 'Healthy Mouth Movement.'
Aspen employees at six of its offices in the Bluegrass State volunteered their time for urgent dental needs like fillings, extractions, x-rays and other repairs.
"So many millions of Americans are under-served and you know they don't really have opportunities to get dental care," Jessica Salyers, a regional manager at Aspen Dental in Ashland said. "Not having proper dental treatment can lead to a lot of additional health problems, so we wanted to make sure that we could provide a service in our community for those patients who couldn't afford treatment or get it somewhere else otherwise."
Research shows more than one third of adults in Kentucky didn't go to the dentist last year, and one in six haven't been in at least five years.