North Dakota Assists with the Minnesota Mission of Mercy
This year, Minnesota MOM partnered with North Dakota Dental Association and North Dakota Dental Foundation to provide care to the Moorhead/Fargo and northwestern Minnesota area.
Recap and results
We would like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to all of the Minnesota Mission of Mercy volunteers that donated their time and services to the 2016 Mission of Mercy in Moorhead on July 22-23. Your kindness brought smiles and tears of joy to patients who traveled from near and far to receive much needed care.
This fifth Minnesota Mission of Mercy event delivered free dental care valued at over $1 million. The Concordia College Memorial Auditorium was transformed into a giant dental clinic that included 75 dental chairs, 16 sterilization units, and 7 x-ray units. Over the course of two days there were 1,391 patient visits, resulting in over 7,655 total dental procedures, including 1,003 fillings, 1,394 extractions, 1,418 x-rays, 292 cleanings, 81 partial dentures, and 59 root canals.
Over 800 volunteers from all over Minnesota and North Dakota were used to staff the two-day event and included dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental therapists, translators and hundreds of community volunteers who served as greeters, registration assistants, and patient ambassadors. In addition to the two clinic days, volunteers also donated countless hours to setting up and tearing down the massive dental clinic at Concordia.