Going to the dentist is already an experience that most people don't look forward to. The apprehension can be devestating. The only thing that can be more devestating is paying the bill. if you agree, the Guadalupe Valley District Dental Society has some good news for you.

The Guadalupe Valley District Dental Society is sponsoring a Texas Mission of Mercy, a two-day free dental clinic on June 22-23. It will serve about 500 patients. The Victoria Advocate reports local dentists and their staff will conduct screenings two weeks prior to the event so appropriate preparations can be made.

Local dentists who are participating in the screening process are: • June 5-6, Victoria Dental Associates, 361-575-8088, Victoria.

• June 6-7, Dr. Lisa-Heinrich Null, 361-575-8735, Victoria.

• June 7-8, Sumbera and Rivera Dental, 361-576-6118, Victoria.

• June 9, Dr. Charles Rader, 361-576-5155, Victoria.

• June 15, Goliad Dental Care, 361-645-2381, Goliad.

For more information, contact Sumbera and Rivera Dental at 361-576-6118. For anyone who would like to be a financial sponsor, checks should be made payable to "Texas Mission of Mercy" and mailed to Sumbera and Rivera Dental, 1401 Victoria Station Drive, Victoria, TX 77901.