WDA Mission of Mercy 2015
June 8, 2015
The 2015 WDA Mission of Mercy will be held June 12 – 13, 2015 at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Expo Center in Fond du Lac.
Samantha Twohig, Local co-chairperson discusses the event on Fond du Lac Radio :
Samantha Twohig, Local co-chairperson and Kimberly Mueller, County Health Officer Discuss Mission of Mercy with Wade Bates on KFIZ June 10th:
Goals of the Wisconsin Dental Association and WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy:
- Provide free, critical dental care with a high 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.
- Challenge patients, policymakers and dental professionals to work together to make viable and bipartisan “Healthy Choices” that will improve Wisconsin residents’ oral health.
Mission of Mercy 2015 Fond du Lac, WI
- An estimated $1 million in charitable care and personal oral hygiene education provided during 2,000 patient visits.
- Care offered includes cleanings, fillings, extractions and partial dentures.
- Education is the most cost-effective way to reduce oral disease. This year, all MOM patients will be required to visit an enhanced education area to learn about the importance of good daily oral hygiene practices, healthy diet and routine preventive dental care.
- Doors open at 5:30 a.m. There are no appointments. Patients are treated on a first-come, first-served basis. Early arrival is encouraged with the day’s patient capacity often filled by 10 a.m.
- Adults and children of all ages with limited financial resources or otherwise unable to visit a dental office and who do not have a medically-compromising condition that prohibits safely receiving care are welcome.
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Photo identification, Social Security number or other personal ID/documentation NOT required.
- More than 1,000 volunteer dentists, dental hygienists and assistants, lab technicians, Marquette University School of Dentistry students and residents from across Wisconsin will help.
- More than 13,000 children and adults have received in excess of $7.1 million in care at WDA MOM events since 2009.
- More information is available at www.wda.org