GIVE HOPE THROUGH A SMILE!

The Dental Mission of Mercy event scheduled for May 1-2 in Bismarck has been postponed. Efforts are under way to reschedule the event as soon as possible. The North Dakota Dental Association and North Dakota Dental Foundation thank all of the 450 volunteers that registered and our many donors - a special thanks to our partners listed below! Please stay safe and let's all continue to help each other in these stressful times!

Host $30,000+
Delta Dental of Minnesota Serving ND
North Dakota Dental Association
North Dakota Dental Foundation
 
Governor $20,000+
Dakota Medical Foundation
 
Presenter $10,000+
DentaQuest
Gate City Bank – Bismarck
 
Benefactor $5,000+
Anonymous
Basin Electric Power Cooperative
BCBSND Caring Foundation
Face & Jaw Surgery Center
Prairie Rose Family Dentists
Wells Fargo
 
Patron $1,000+
Bell Bank
The Dental Suite
Dr. John Clayburgh
Dr. Brent Holman
H.A. Thompson & Sons Inc.
Modern Smiles
Northeast District Dental Society
Schindler & Stewart Family Dentistry
Southeast District Dental Society
Beth & Wayne Stenehjem

VOLUNTEER DENTAL PROFESSIONALS TO PROVIDE DONATED DENTAL CARE TO PATIENTS IN NEED MAY 1-2, 2020 IN BISMARCK!

The North Dakota Dental Association and the North Dakota Dental Foundation are excited to announce the second North Dakota Mission of Mercy will be held May 1-2, 2020 in Bismarck. The goal of this community event is to provide treatment for patients that have barriers to oral health care. Doors will open at 5:30 am each day and early arrival is encouraged.

A 50-chair portable dental clinic will transform the floor of the Bismarck Event Center for this event. It’s estimated that 900 dental patients from a wide geographic area will receive free dental care over the 2 days. The clinic will be staffed by nearly 600 volunteers to include dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, lab techs, translators, and lay volunteers. Free dental care being provided includes cleanings, fillings, extractions, limited treatment for partial dental appliances, and some root canals in front teeth. Volunteer registration will open in February 2020.

Adults and children of all ages who are in reasonably good health, qualify and will be welcome until treatment capacity is reached each day. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There will be no photo identification, social security number or any other personal documentation required. There is no advanced registration and patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis each day. The clinics will run from 5:30 AM-5:00 PM each day.

Please join us in making a difference as we promote oral health for North Dakota residents! Volunteers, as well as cash/in-kind donations, are needed for this community-wide project.

Need more info about volunteering? Visit MOM Volunteer Orientation Video. You can help now by making a generous contribution!

For more information about volunteering, or to mail a contribution, check out ndmom.org.

2018 ND MISSION OF MERCY IN BISMARCK

On September 28-29, 2018, the North Dakota Dental Association and North Dakota Dental Foundation sponsored a dental “Mission of Mercy” at the Bismarck Event Center.  570 volunteers (110 dentists, 48 hygienists, 105 assistants, and 4 lab techs) were supported by 120 cash and in-kind donors to provide urgently needed care, valued at $565,000, to 916 low-income patients. Thank you to the many supporters that made the event a success! See how the smiles of volunteers and patients were created at 2018 Bismarck Mission of Mercy.

ND MOM Final Report
ND MOM Committee & Clinical Leaders
ND MOM Donor List
ND MOM Patient Demographic Report

2016 ND/MN MISSION OF MERCY IN FARGO-MOORHEAD

On July 22-23, 2016, the North Dakota Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Association, and their respective Foundations, partnered to provide urgently-needed care to 1,173 unique patients with 1,391 total patient encounters at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Treatment valued at almost $1,000,000 was provided.  40% of the patients were from North Dakota. Of the 841 compassionate volunteers, there were 169 dentists, 77 hygienists, and 115 dental assistants. Fifty of the volunteer dentists were from North Dakota.  See the video highlights here: 2016 MN/ND Mission of Mercy Video.

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