Dental clinic expansion north of downtown Tucson

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- There's now more room for more patients at St. Elizabeth's Health Center's Dental Clinic, north of downtown.

Tucson catholic bishop gerald kicanas helped dedicate and blessed newly renovated and expanded facility.

The project added six exam rooms to the six already on site.

Private donors, namely Angel Charity for Children, Delta Dental of Arizona and the O'reilly Family Foundation, covered most of the $635,000 cost, which also went to buy more equipment.

St. Elizabeth's estimates some 500,000 children in southern arizona had no dental insurance to access to oral health care in 2009.