EL PASO, Texas A two-day free dental clinic, April 11-12, for disadvantaged adults provided fillings, extractions, root canals and cleanings for about 750 people through the help of 80 dentists, 60 hygienists and 90 dental assistants. The event was organized by Dr. Jimmy Patten, a Church member assisted by Dr. Mike Mullen and Dr. Blake Wayman. Patients were identified through the state's Department of Health and Human Services. Some of the dental professionals in the project, called the Texas Mission of Mercy, were LDS as were 110 of the 350 local volunteers.
Providing translation were 32 full-time missionaries.