‘Please, please, please help me’: Newport News dentist answers the poor’s cries for help

Alonzo Osche

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Some walk, some ride bikes, and others catch a ride with friends. With little advanced publicity, patients in severe pain are showing up at the new dental clinic inside the Riverside Primary Care Clinic on 25th Street in downtown Newport News.

Riverside shares space with the Community Free Clinic of Newport News which offers dental care for those without insurance. The new practice is operated by Dr. Richard Sweeney, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry alum who specializes in treatment for at-risk patients.

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