MINNEAPOLIS, MN – – The Minnesota Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Foundation, in partnership with the North Dakota Dental Association and the North Dakota Dental Foundation, hosted its Minnesota Mission of Mercy on July 22 and 23 in Moorhead, providing free dental care to children and adults who face barriers to accessing dental care. […] Read More »
There will not be a Mission of Mercy in 2017, however the event will return in 2018. The dates and location are not yet determined.
Mission of Mercy History
The very first Mission of Mercy (MOM) was launched in Virginia in 2000, and today MOM events can be found nationwide. The events are focused on helping underserved populations of children and adults receive dental treatment that they, for whatever reason, cannot obtain. A MOM event is successful with the help of hundreds of volunteers – dental and non-dental – coming together with a common vision in mind. Since its inception, MOM events have helped over 227,000 patients and provided over $145 million in free dental services.
The MDA and Minnesota Dental Foundation Mission of Mercy dental program has provided 38,892 dental procedures worth $5,105,100 in donated dental services and treatment through 8,035 patient visits since 2012. Major financial and in-kind support is critical to the success of a Minnesota Mission of Mercy and Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation is the signature sponsor.
2016 MnMOM Photos
- Provide free dental care, especially to patients with dental infections and/or pain.
- Raise awareness of the barriers to dental care faced by low-income adults and children.
- Bring state policymakers and dental professionals together to improve the oral health of all residents, particularly those low-income patients who have been promised care by the state
2016 MnMOM Video
This was an amazing experience. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. You could see that everything was so organized, with state-of-the-art equipment.
– Carolyn, Raymond, MN
I am so grateful for this. It’s a once in a lifetime experience! I can SMILE!
– Ranel, Mankato, MN
Thank you so much for doing this. We both have had dental issues and no way to fix them. We were worried we would become sick from infection. This event made it possible to fix most of our problems and gave us ideas on how to fix other teeth problems.
– Ben and Elizabeth, Winnebago, MN
Mission of Mercy News
Volunteer Dentists Bringing Free Dental Care to Patients in Need in Moorhead-Fargo Area July 22-23, 2016
June 15, 2016
June 23, 2015
June 10, 2015
July 31, 2014