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TYLER (KYTX) - Hundreds of people lined up, starting Friday night, to get free dental work in Tyler Saturday.

Every year dentists at Smith Dental help hundreds of East Texans who can't afford dental care.

They provide people18 and over with a valid driver's license extractions, fillings and cleanings as part of "Dentistry from the Heart".

This year was Amanda Williams first year pitching in starting in the wee hours of the morning.

"I think it's wonderful. Helping several people who aren't able to do this throughout the year. I absolutely love it. Look forward to it every year. Makes me happy to see other people happy," says Amanda Williams.

Smith Dental Center and "Dentistry from the Heart" have provided more than $850,000 in free dental care to more than $2,000 East Texas residents.

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