The California Dental Association Foundation and California Dental Association will host a CDA Cares dental clinic to provide oral health care and education for free to about 2,000 patients at the Kern County Fairgrounds in October.

Dentists, dental and health professionals and community volunteers will donate their time and skills to this two-day event, a news release said.

Since 2012, with the help of 19,195 volunteers, CDA Cares has provided $18 million in care to more than 22,000 people, the release said.

The event will be held Oct. 6 and 7, both days starting at 5:30 a.m. The last patients will enter mid afternoon both days.

No ID is required and parking will be free.

For more information, patients can call 877-516-8854 or visit

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