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Patients wait outside in rain for dental care

May 5, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
Lavanna Radica and her boyfriend Troy Crowden wait for the Mission of Mercy free dental clinic to start seeing patients Friday at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. Radica tried to get her teeth examined by a dentist who takes Medicaid, but she was unable to receive treatment because the patient waiting list had more than a year wait. The pair got to the convention center at 5 p.m. Thursday to wait in line.

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