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Event Name :

2013 Mission of Mercy FREE Dental Event

Date & Time :06/07 - 06/08
(5:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Category :Community Events
Location :SVSU Ryder Center
Details :
Event: 2013 Mission of Mercy FREE Dental Event
Sponsored by: Michigan Dental Association/Michigan Dental Association Foundation
Supported by: St. Mary's of Michigan
Dates: June 7-8, 2013
Location: Saginaw Valley State University Ryder Center, 7400 Bay Road, Saginaw
Time: 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days
Details: The 2013 Mission of Mercy program will represent Michigan dentistry’s largest dental access event to date. A Mission of Mercy (MOM) is a gathering of volunteer dental professionals and staff who hold free, two-day temporary dental clinics. Services provided typically include cleanings, fillings, extractions, some oral surgery, some root canals, denture repair, and oral hygiene education. There is also a pharmacy at the event to dispense free pain medications as prescribed by the treating dentist. All services are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, and typically, lines of people will be forming in the middle of the night in all kinds of weather.
The doors open at 5 a.m. each day— 1,000 tickets are handed out and the door closes within a few hours as the facility fills up with patients. The clinic closes at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and a total of 2,000 patients receive treatment over the course of the event.
The goals for Mission of Mercy are to provide free, critical dental care with a priority on treating patients in pain and with infections; raise public awareness of the barriers to dental care faced by low-income adults and children; and to challenge patients, policymakers and dental professionals to work together to make healthy choices that will improve Michigan residents’ oral health.

For more information, you may contact the Michigan Dental Association at or visit the America’s Dentists Care Foundation website at

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