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Dentist offers care to Kentucky children in need with mobile clinic

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APPALACHIA, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Kentucky man travels across the state to bring dental services to kids in need.

Doctor Edwin Smith, who was born and raised in Appalachia, used his own money to transform a trailer into a mobile clinic.

In 2005, he started traveling across the state to bring dental care to impoverished kids.

His nonprofit has provided free diagnostic and preventative dental care to more than 43,000 kids in Kentucky.

"Just seeing that we're making a difference keeps me going. It means everything to me to be able to serve our community. This is my home, my people. This is who I am," Smith said.

Smith says seeing a kid smile is the most rewarding part of his job.

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