ABOUT MISSION OF MERCY
While there are other Missions of Mercy around the country, ours is a gathering of volunteer dental professionals who along with a volunteer staff of several hundred hold free, two day dental clinics at locations around the State.
A few examples of the experiences we have seen at MOM events over the past few years:
- The superintendent of the St. Mary’s school district made it very clear that he would not have mile-long lines waiting in the heat to be seen at one of his high schools, and opened the doors to the auditorium and lobby of the school to accommodate the patients waiting to be seen during the two-day event of the Southern Maryland Mission of Mercy.
- Some families and individuals were sleeping in cars and in chairs waiting for the doors to open in the early hours of the morning.
- Everyone had smiles on their faces and hope in the hearts. More than 800 patients were treated in the June 2012 event. Dentists of many specialties were present, as well as more than 700 volunteers from all over Maryland.
For a list of Missions of Mercy in the state, please go the Mission of Mercy page within this site.