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Mom's for MoM's

The MSDA Foundation is committed to improving access to dental care for underserved communities through our oral health outreach and Mission of Mercy (MoM) free dental clinics. In honor of Mother’s Day, please considering making a donation to our MoM on behalf of yours! Click GIVE TODAY button!

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Mom's for MoM's
Mom's for MoM's

Time & Location

May 14, 2023, 12:00 AM – May 15, 2023, 12:00 AM

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About the event

Originating in Virginia and spreading throughout the United States, the

Mission of Mercy (MOM) dental programs have provided more than 100,000 patients

with more than $50 million of free dental services since 2000. The first MOM dental

clinic in Maryland was held in Western Maryland in 2010. Since that time, there

have been similar large clinics held every year (pre-COVID) throughout the state. These events

have been made possible through a community partnership with individuals, a

variety of organizations and businesses, including the Maryland State Dental

Association (MSDA), Maryland State Dental Association Education and Charitable

Foundation (MSDAF), the local component dental societies, and many clinical and

non-clinical volunteers. The clinics originally were two day events held in a large

venue including approximately 100 portable dental treatment chairs with 800 to 1000

plus patients being treated. A variety of dental treatments were provided, including

extractions, restorations, gross debridement and limited root canals, crowns, and

interim partial dentures. These services varied depending on the event location and

the patient’s needs.

Despite the advancements over the years in Maryland to provide oral health care to

our most vulnerable populations, through programs including the MOM dental

clinics, there is still room to improve and serve the thousands of Marylanders who go

without dental care and have poor oral health. If dental disease is not addressed,

this can have a detrimental effect on one’s overall health and may compromise the

ability to lead a healthy life.

Since the arrival of COVID-19 in the United States in March 2020 and the

subsequent related infection control concerns, it has been determined that at this

time the large clinic model is not a safe environment to treat this underserved

population. Therefore, we have developed a model to treat these patients in a

smaller, more traditional dental setting. We refer to these events as Mini-MOM Dental Clinics.

To donate click here or scan the QR code on the flyer. Thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of Mom's and many others. 

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