Duluth, MN — For two days in July, the DECC could be the DDC — Duluth Dental Center. The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center will be set up July 17-18 to provide dental care to as many as 2,000 patients of all ages at no cost. Brought to Duluth by the Minnesota Dental Association and the […] Read More »
Thank you to everyone that was a part of the Minnesota Mission of Mercy in Duluth on July 17-18, 2015. The event was a great success, from satisfied and extremely grateful patients to the approximately 1,000 volunteers that experienced the heartwarming joy of helping patients in need of dental care. Over the course of the two-day event there were 1,500 patient visits and 6,571 dental procedures provided – valued at nearly $1 million.
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 their inception, MOM events have helped over 150,000 patients and provided over $88 million in free dental services.
The MDA and Minnesota Dental Foundation Mission of Mercy dental program has provided 24,684 dental procedures worth $3,137,603 in donated services and treatment through more than 5,204 patient visits since 2012. Major financial and in-kind support is critical to the success of Mission of Mercy and Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation is the signature sponsor.
- 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
Check out the 2014 video below. The 2015 video is coming soon!
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
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June 19, 2013