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Dental clinic opens in Wood Co.

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MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -- There's a new oral option for people in Wood County. 

Marshfield Clinic's new dental center officially opens its doors. It's the 7th dental clinic in the state as part of the Family Health Centers.

The $5 million facility's goal is to provide dental care for people in central Wisconsin, including those with low incomes.

Previously, more than 1,100 patients were driving as many as 150 miles for dental care. 

"Community health centers provide primary care to about 19.3 million people," said Family Health Center Director Greg Nycz. "The goal is over the next 5 years to be able to serve 40 million under-served people across the country." 

It has room for 5 dentists, 5 dental hygienists and 23 support staff. The facility was paid for by grants from the USDA and federal stimulus dollars.

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