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FREE AND LOW COST DENTAL HELP

soulight started this conversation

 

FREE AND LOW COST DENTAL HELP

FOR DENTURES , BROKEN TEETH ,

PAIN , Fillings , Dental Surgery , and in Some Cases
 Free Dental Cosmetic and Reconstructive Assistance.

 

08/31/09

MISSION OF MERCY 

Mission of Mercy events are happening all over the country ! What are they ? MOM events last 2-3 days and are free events where dental professionals and laypeople provide free dental care to whoever needs it. It is that simple. The following page has listings of places , dates and times of the events throughout the U.S. 

 http://www.adcfmom.org/mom_event.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/28/09

You would think the government would wisen up and see that if they are out to save costs , providing much needed REAL dental care would save much money from falling out of the medical pockets of the ones concerned with the financial aspect of the whole "deal" . Intelligence is not the governments strong point , is it ?

"The surgeon general’s report, Oral Health in America, reports that research has shown chronic oral infections can lead to heart and lung diseases, diabetes and stroke, premature births, and low birth weights.  Tooth decay and associated pain effect daily activities for four to five million children and adults a year. "-   

Above quote from :http://www.raconline.org/info_guides/dental/ 

mmmmmmmmmm........And then the government complains of taking care of all these peoples' medical needs. Who really needs a check-up ?

An idea : take all the dental benefits from all government personal and make it impossible for them to get REAL AND GOOD dental care. They would get wise fast.

 

 

07/01/09

Here is a page with links to each state for dental assistance. It is probably more of a starting point to find information through contacts. If there is a contact person listed , call or e-mail them with your dental challenge and find if they have a solution.

http://www.astdd.org/index.php?template=sprogram.php&tier1=State%20Programs

 

 

 

NEW :

PAGE 2 DENTAL HELP PAGE . MORE LOW COST AND FREE DENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES  

  http://free-and-low-cost-dental-help-p-2.app-sl-1.aidpage.com/    

 

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Is a dental plan worth it ? Find out by clicking on the link below. Don't miss the comments at the end of the article !

http://www.wisebread.com/will-a-dental-discount-plan-save-you-money

 

 

 

 

 

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This article may be a year old , but there hasn't been much improvement at all in dental help for those who don't have dental coverage and those who can't afford the dentist. This story is so sad . I bet there are many people who can relate along with me.

http://www.thenation.com/blogs/edcut/174178

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 Don't forget that February Give Kids  a Smile Month !

OPEN WIDE! NATION'S DENTISTS ADDRESS ACCESS
WITH FREE CARE FOR KIDS

Low-income children to benefit from annual
Give Kids A Smile! events

CHICAGO — February is National Children's Dental Health Month and on Feb. 1, more than 51,000 dental professionals will provide free dental services to more than 500,000 children from low-income families, at more than 2,000 sites nationwide. It's all part of the American Dental Association's (ADA) sixth annual Give Kids A Smile program, which offers educational materials, screenings and, where possible, free dental care such as cleaning, fluoride treatments, fillings and even more intensive care.

Go here for more information :  http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/ada/31171/

 

 

 

 

 

* Please note : I have no money to help people. All I have is my resources. Although I would love to help people individually , I can only do this on a limited basis , as I am struggling with my own issues. I will continue to help as much as I can , in as many ways as I can , but please try to find your information from my pages and do some research before you ask me for individual help.  Asking me for help when the resources are right there is inconsiderate of my hard work and my own tiring medical conditions. If I don't reply to your message , it is because there are tons of other people who need help too.

Thank you , soulight

 

 

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If you are a person who may have any ties to government funding

for low income dental care  please read the following .

 

 

People need more than just having their teeth pulled.

 It is time that  ALL people who live in the United States have COMPLETE dental care benefits. The 15,000 plus people who have accessed this page need an answer NOW.

Some facts may be dated in the following , but I can say without doubt , THE SITUATION IS MUCH WORSE TODAY.

 

FACTS ON ORAL HEALTH IN AMERICA

  • 22 percent of adults report some form of oral-facial pain in the past six months.
  • Oral and pharyngeal cancers, which are primarily diagnosed in the elderly, are diagnosed in about 30,000 Americans annually and 8,000 die from this disease each year.

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  • Only 58 percent of the rural population had visited a dentist in the previous year, while 67 percent of urban residents had done so, according to a study utilizing 1999 National Health Interview Survey data.

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  • Large metropolitan areas have about 62 dentists per 100,000 population; most rural counties have only about 29 dentists per 100,000 population.

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  • Rural adults ages 18 to 64 are nearly twice as likely as urban residents to have lost all their teeth.

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  • Rural adults (33 percent) are more likely than non-rural adults (26 percent) to have untreated dental decay.

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  • 58 percent of the rural elderly (over age 65) had not seen a dentist in the previous year compared to 47 percent of the urban elderly.

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  • 38 percent of rural elderly and 27 percent of urban elderly had not seen a dentist in the previous three years.

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  • 72 percent of rural and 66 percent of urban elderly lack dental insurance.

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  • 37 percent of rural and 27 percent of urban elderly are edentulous (have no remaining teeth).

  • Sources: American Association of Public Health Dentistry, http://www.aaphd.org; Rural Assistance Center, http://www.raconline.org; National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, 2004 Report to the Secretary, ftp://ftp.hrsa.gov/ruralhealth/NAC04web.pdf; National Rural Health Association, http://www.nrharural.org.

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Most items on this page are for National searches. I am starting to classify dental help by state ,but this page is still the place to start for help with dental needs.

 

 

DENTAL SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES :

 Many dental schools offer free or greatly reduced dental care. Don't worry about the quality , only advanced students will be doing the work ,and even then highly supervised by their professors.

DENTAL SCHOOLS LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY STATE

 

MORE DENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS (AT COLLEGES)FROM THE ADA

 


 

This is the best search for dental health programs that I have found so far . All you have to do is go to this page and enter the state you live in (left sidebar)

FIND A DENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM

 

 


Donated Dental Services (DDS)


" The Donated Dental Services (DDS) program is a collaborative, direct way that the dental profession reaches out to individuals with special needs.


Because of the extraordinary compassion of over 2,600 dental laboratories and 12,000 dentists across the country, DDS tends to the essential and comprehensive dental care needs of our nation’s most vulnerable people; disabled, elderly or medically-compromised individuals who cannot afford necessary treatment nor get public aid. DDS patients have slipped through the cracks of Medicaid and Medicare programs with nowhere else to turn."

For more information about Donated Dental Services, please contact your county Dept. of Aging, or Health & Human Services , your local United Way

 OR

Your local dental association. 

 

STATE SEARCH FOR DEPARTMENT OF AGING.

STATE BY STATE SEARCH FOR DEPARTMENTS OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

Here's a page that I just found .It shows directly where donated dental services are in each state. Some of the programs are by state and some are through the  national programs

DONATED DENTAL SERVICES

  I HOPE THIS LINK WORKS ,THE LAST ONE EXPIRED :0

 

More links for Donated Dental resources :

 

MORE DONATED DENTAL LINKS.

 

 

MORE ORAL HEALTH RESOURCES , BY STATE . SOME MAY REQUIRE MEDICAID . MOST STATES LIST MORE THAN ONE SOURCE , THOUGH.

MORE ORAL HEALTH RESOURCES BY STATE

 

 

 

"FREE MEDICAL CLINICS AND FREE DENTAL CLINICS AND CAMPS ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES" - IS THE TITLE OF THIS PAGE. SOME OF THE CLINICS LISTED ARE COMMUNITY CLINICS , SOME OF THEM ARE PRIVATE.

FREE MEDICAL /DENTAL BY STATE

 

 

 

This site is by a wonderful lady dentist . I wrote to her about low income dental care and she took the time to send a very nice note back to me.  The whole site is great. Here is the page for low income dental care :

TOOTH WOMAN DOT NET

 

 

 

THIS IS A SITE CALLED "COVER THE UNINSURED" THERE ARE LINKS BY STATE (WHICH COME UP IN PDF FORM )

 BOTH MEDICAL AND DENTAL ISSUES MAY BE COVERED. YOU NEED TO CALL THE INDIVIDUAL ORGANIZATIONS.

 THIS CAN BE A GREAT SERVICE. IN MY TOWN , I WENT TO A FAITH BASED CLINIC THAT GAVE ME FREE MEDICATIONS FOR 3 MONTHS AT A TIME - TOTAL COST OF $4,500.00 !!! THIS WAS WHEN I HAD NO INSURANCE AT ALL .MEDICAID INCLUDED. NOT ALL PLACES WILL BE LIKE THIS , BUT GIVE IT A TRY !

COVER THE UNINSURED STATE GUIDES

 

 

 

Contact your state dental society . They should have up-to-date information about the plans , programs and clinics in your state.

STATE DENTAL SOCIETIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

 

 

 

Free cosmetic dentistry for survivors of domestic violence

 The Give Back A Smile program is dedicated to providing cosmetic dental care at no cost to all survivors of domestic violence. 1-800-773-GBAS (4227)

American Cosmetic Dental Foundation

 

 

 

 

If you or a loved one are handicapped/disabled :

National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped/Disabled

 

NFDH is a national charitable organization solely dedicated to meeting the needs of citizens with physical, medical, and mental disabilities.

All of the Foundation's programs have the same simple goal -- helping as many of our most vulnerable citizens as possible receive dental health services.

They national foundation has three different programs. Here is the page that explains all of them:

National Association for Dental Help.

 

 

If you are in pain right now ,

don't suffer any longer. This page is for taking care of that pain so you can at least function day to day until you get more help.

 

FOR DENTAL EMERGENCIES AND PAIN + FREE ADVICE FROM REAL DENTISTS.

 

 

 

Society of Singers Financial Assistance

(http://www.singers.org/oldsite/pages/assist.html

  "The Society helps singers meet financial needs resulting from crises or other circumstances. Charitable grants may be provided toward basic necessities of life such as food, shelter, utilities, medical/dental assistance, HIV/AIDS treatment, substance abuse rehab, psychotherapy and other basic expenses. Any individual, who has derived his or her primary income as a professional singer for at least five years or more, may qualify for assistance; eligible years do not have to be consecutive."

 

 

 

American Dental Association


Check with your local dental society for low cost and free dental programs in your area.

ADA Access to Dental Care

 

 

 

 Periodontists treat the gums. Many of us who have problems with our teeth also have problems with our gums. I found one program in my state that was going to have a dental day all day for low income kids.There also are periodontal schools that provide free and low cost help.

PERIODONTAL EDUCATION IN THE US

 

 

 

FIND DENTISTS who participate in MEDICARE

SEARCH FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS BY STATE AND SPECIALTY

 

 

 

 

UNITED WAY

MAY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU FIND DENTAL ASSISTANCE WHERE YOU LIVE.

UNITED WAY SEARCH

 

 

 

 

OR TRY :  CATHOLIC CHARITIES FOR HELP :

FIND A CATHOLIC CHARITIES BRANCH WHERE YOU LIVE

 

 

 

 

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR),

one of the
federal government’s National Institutes of Health,
leads the nation in conducting and supporting research to improve oral health.

 As a research organization, NIDCR
does not provide financial assistance for dental treatment. The following resources, however, may help you find the dental care you need.

NIDCR sometimes seeks volunteers with specific dental, oral, and craniofacial conditions to participate in research studies, also known as clinical trials.


Researchers may provide study participants with limited free or low-cost dental treatment for the particular condition they are studying.

To find out if there are any NIDCR clinical trials that you might fit into, visit the NIDCR web site at


 

http://www.nidcr.nih.gov and click on “NIDCR Studies Seeking Patients.”

For a complete list of all federally funded clinical trials, visit http://clinicaltrials.gov.


To see if you qualify for any clinical trials being conducted at our Bethesda, Maryland, campus,
 you can call:
 the Clinical Center’s Patient Recruitment and Public
Liaison Office at

1-800-411-1222. 
  
  
  

 
More mobile dental vans ; a search by clickable US map :

MOBILE DENTAL VANS

 

 

 

*MORE FREE AND LOW COST DENTAL HELP*

 *ALPHABETICAL BY STATE *

MORE FREE AND LOW COST DENTAL HELP

 

 

 

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For answers for any dental questions that you may have , here is a forum that has real dentists that will answer your question for free :

SMILE LINE

 

 

 

For free and low cost assistance for other concerns  of life , please go here :

BACK TO THE MAIN PAGE FOR FREE HELP

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woman in a shoe   in reply to Bluebird22
Sat I found out every state has free dental. So type need free dental city state where u live also call state dental Association and they will help u good luck
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Bluebird22
I found this website that says there are free clinics in certain states but haven't called to check any of them. Give them a call and see what happens.

http://freemedicalcamps.c...
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Summer1999   in reply to Leslie Poe 77
I completly agree with you, my appearance is very important to me, but right now or in the for seeable future I have no hope. I know it is a stretch, but I think that companies should help people on disabilities. They know what might happen, if one take's their medication. It's like some of my medications I have to have blood work to what levels are in my system.I use to read all the warning labels, then one becomes afraid to take the medication.I hope you can get help soon. God Bless
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missjanie   in reply to Leslie Poe 77
Hi, call 13162605056 for dental assistance leave your number they will call you back with information you will need :-)
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Leslie Poe 77
Hello
I have a problem, Im 36 years old. I had to have all my teeth removed over a year ago. I am disabled and single. I can not find any help for getting dentures. Every cent I make goes on bills and Im still struggling. I desperately need help. I have bad credit from my younger years so I do not qualify for that dental card where you just make payments.
Having no teeth at all is affecting my life. I never smile, I never go out to eat, I have choked so many times that the hymlick monuver was done. Im so terrified to eat while alone at home, and before I do eat I have to make sure that there is somebody that knows how to do the hymlick.
This is affecting my whole life in every aspect. My kids are even embarrassed by me. Im embarrassed. Im am very depressed and my whole lifestyle has changed to, well to were I dont have a life, but stay at home and never go out or have company.
Please I need help desparetly. But have absolutely not a dime to my name.
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mikeypies
im 29 years old and haven't seen a dentist in 8 years i have very little money and help. i live in upstate new york and and i would like some pointers on what to do.
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augiedogie
Hello, I became disabled and in a wheelchair in 2007. I lost my business and am now on SSI. My insurance does not cover dental and i don't get enough ssi to pay for it. I am going to school to be a paralegal. when i graduate, no one will hire me because my teeth are so bad. most of my teeth are broken off at the gums and my gums are very bad. i cant take the pain any more. Can anyone help me? Please.
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StRicky1013
I guess I am not the only one with medical and detal problems. I have been licing wit AIDS for 26 years and in te ast 2 years, y medicines have stopped my moouth from producing aliva and because f tha, bactria has ruined ALL but 2 of y teeth, All ut 2 of my bottom teeth have rotted down to the guline and the last time I had een a dentist was about 9 months ago and they took 22 --rays and said that y uppper teeeth are also showing signs of rot and deay ad willl also need to be extracted and I will probaby ge full dentures instead of dental impplants. I can't eat, it hurts to chew, I ju turned 47 and I weigh 115 pounds. I am alive but I am not living I am just existing. I know there are programs that can heelp pay for y dental work but I can't find any. I live in the suburbs of Chicago, does anyone know whee I can begin or someone I can call because sooo my upper teeth wiil start too rot and I have a feeling it is going to hurt, alot.
Thank yu for taking the time to read this !!!
S.R.
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KATESPRAYER
Hi, i am 32 years old and the mother of 5 wonderful kids. I have dedicated my life and finances to giving them the best life possible. throughout this journey, I left myself behind...way behind! my teeth are falling out of my face at an alarming rate. my children tell me that my teeth are ugly and it crushes my heart. I no longer feel comfortable smiling at them either. Ive forgotten how good it feels to smile. I have no insurance and no funding to pay to fix my teeth. please, send me an angel to help fix my teeth. i want my children to see me smile at them. I pray every day and i have yet to receive gods answer. HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!!707-347-6890
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Sammie75
I am writing because my long time boyfriend desperately needs dentures. He was born with soft teeth and now at 48 has only 2 full teeth in his mouth. He gives so much to other and doesn't ask for anything in return. He does not smile and can barely eat. Please if someone can help him please make his life better.
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gmatyge
I am an older women and my teeth are really bad, I am barely making it paying bills and rent I have no money to fix my teeth. They are falling out and looks bad. I don't smile when my picture is taken. I need help to have my teeth fixed so I can smile more.
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Patrick_Reambonanza
Hi! I'm Patrick, I am 17 years old and I am from Philippines.I was really having Big problems with my dental issue in my early age. Most of my teeth are decayed and I lost My 3 front teeths, It suddenly cracked leaving some upper decayed parts of it. Because of it I losses my confidence at school but I dont make it as a hindrance to keep my self motivated to learn, actually I came to be Top 2 in our class. I cant beg help to my Adoptive mother because I know that we dont have financial support for such Problem and i dont want to give burden to her at her age, She is 70+ old, she's old. Now I am in College and this Dental Problem slowly kills my motivation, i cant barely recite in class and i cant barely talk to people. I am afraid that My future will be affected. Sometimes People Bully me, it really hurts :( Now i am desperately making bridges to people who can help me. I wish someone like you could help me, I am willing to spent my summer vacation to fix my Dental issue. I am really worried cause I have 1 month before school starts. PLEASE HELP ME :(
MY PHONE NUMBER : 09097297054

I am waiting For any replies. I hope someone like you could spare time reading this. God Bless you all :)
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gm7
People have been commenting on my teeth. It has really lowered how I feel about myself. I'm ashamed to smile. As a result of my missing teeth, people think I'm angry all the time. Or they ask me if i'm sad. I know have a huge gap in the front and have been the subject of ridicule as well. I've been told that if I don't take care of this soon ( missing back teeth) all my teeth will fall out. Dear God, .i need to work. My smile used to be my best asset...losing my teeth because of hardship and poverty has been traumatic for me. It has also been hard to even meet anyone....when they see me smile, they laugh at me. Please, is there anyone out there that can help me?
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Hope2Helpu   in reply to someday smile
Oh my gosh! That is horrible. I am so sorry. I hope someone will be able to help you. Praying for you...
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someday smile
I have never in my whole life had a beautiful smile when I was born and my teeth came in I was missing one of my front teeth. By the time I was in school I was teesed constantly everyday was horriable my parents trying to do what they could took me to an orthodontist to get braces and began a path to a new smile. The procedders were extreamly painful. The doctor once had me waiting so long with my mouth propted open that once it was time to close my mouth i couldnt it was very litally stuck. so he just forced my jaw shut i now have displacement in my jaw and it pops all the time i have lived with it for so long ive just gotten use to the pain. Sadly this was the 80s first my father lost his job then my mother. She took me back to this supposed dr to ask him to remove the braces she had the money in cash to do that. he refused and said he wanted full payment for services past due and amount to remove braces. Well needless to say she didnt have that kind of money so we left I had those braces on my teeth for over five years distroying and roting all of my teeth no adjustments no repairs for broken wires or loose brakets with time they some pieces fell away taking chunks of my teeth at the same time. I even had a device on the roof of my mouth called a butterfly that came loose on one side and became inbeded in my upper jaw. In time my mother found a dentist that would only remove them nothing else. Finally the braces came off but the damage had been done. It has since gotten worse pain physically emontionally and mentaly. My dream is to one day have a beautiful smile to be proud of and eat one item that I have never had. Take my first large bite out of a large gourgues APPLE. Ive never done that and have always wanted too.
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Trinices
I had a beautiful smile, then my financial situation changed. My teeth started causing me pain. I was told I had a infectionin my gums. With seven kids I could not afford the treatment. I was eventually told I needed a scaling and crowns and now I have peridontal disease. I am loosing teeth and all because I'm poor. I was abused by my mother as a child by my husband as a adult but watching my smile dissapear hurts more than the beatings. I no longer smile. And my heart is heavy because I feel like Im being punished for being poor
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ChiWayZ   in reply to DentalDoctor
I need 29 teeth taken out and i dont have a income and i live in lafayette indiana and i cant get a co signer,or anything credit..my total is 3200 to take them out and i dont know where else to go or look i have spent 2 years trying to find places or even a free clinic and its to that point for me and my mom where they are just cracking apart and need to have it done if you can point me in the right way it would be greatful..
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kayerobinson12   in reply to DentalDoctor
I need my teeth fixed. I am unemployed and on welfare. Im broke. 2535812021
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mimikim
Hi. I wanted to know if there was help in Virginia Beach, Va. I have dental insurance and need a bunch of work done. Two bridges on my back teeth and need about 5 crowns. It is crazy how much dentists want to charge. I have gone to.about five in the last year just to get opinions. The ranges of the.cost is obserd. I have already dropped about six thousand dollars and I'm not finished.
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tylorness
I just need to know if there is a low cost dental place in Phoenix that I can go to for a partial. I'm only 24 and I knocked out my front teeth when I was a kid and have always had false ones and now this plate has broken and my parents insurance dropped all of us kids by mistake. I'm going to have to deal with it out of pocket and that's fine but I need a new one as cheap as possible but would like to just have a bridge done.
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