Arkansas Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic | Community Spirit
Uninsured and low-income Arkansans suffering pain and discomfort from poor oral health will find needed relief at the seventh annual Arkansas Mission of Mercy (ArMOM) on May 31 - June 1 at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
Hundreds of dental volunteers from across the state will provide free basic dental care to adults and children of all ages on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:00 a.m. each day for cleanings, fillings and extractions. No income or eligibility requirements are necessary.
Since ArMOM started in 2007, over 10,500 patients have been treated in only twelve total clinic days. The number of procedures performed is staggering. With approximately 20,328 extractions of bad teeth and 8,782 fillings and other restorations, ArMOM has donated an estimated $5.4 million worth of free dental care to patients who might otherwise have no hope of receiving care.
Organized by the Arkansas State Dental Association, the two-day free dental clinic is funded by several sponsors including the Walmart Foundation and a $100,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation. Sponsorships are still available.
Volunteers of all types are needed including dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, pharmacists and hundreds of general volunteers. For more information about the clinic, volunteering or sponsorships, please visit www.arkansasmissionofmercy.org or call 1-800-501-2732.