Missouri Mission of Mercy is a large-scale dental clinic to provide free oral healthcare to patients of all ages who otherwise would not be able to receive care.
- Since the Missouri Dental Association (MDA) and MDA Foundation brought Mission of Mercy to Missouri in 2011, more than 10,900 underserved individuals have received approximately $6.5 million worth of free dental care through just seven clinics in Springfield, Cape Girardeau, St. Louis, Columbia, Independence, Joplin and Kirksville.
Area dentists are hosting the 2019 MOMOM clinic in St. Joseph, August 16 at the Civic Arena downtown. Up to 1,000 patients are expected to receive approximately $1 million worth of free care at this clinic.
- A variety of healthcare providers from across the state including dentists, hygienists, assistants, lab technicians, physicians, nurses and many non-dental community volunteers will donate much-needed services to thousands of patients in need in Missouri.
- Non-dental community volunteers are essential to help make the event a success. Volunteers are needed in the following areas: registration, data entry, daycare, food servers, site set-up and tear-down, clean up, equipment loading and unloading, parking attendants and more.
- Nearly 700 volunteers are needed to make this event happen. Both dental professionals and community volunteers can sign up at MOMOM.org.