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Bismarck Mayor Steve Bakken joins former Mayor John Warford and members of the North Dakota Dental Association and North Dakota Dental Foundation at the first North Dakota Mission of Mercy Event (NDMOM), to welcome volunteers for the event taking place in Bismarck Sept. 28-29.
“This is an amazing opportunity for the community that brings our local healthcare organizations, dentistry providers, the Bismarck Event Center and hundreds of volunteers together in support of this charitable dentistry event that really makes a difference, providing treatment to patients from the area and the region with barriers to oral health care,” said Steve Bakken, Mayor.
NDMOM is a community service project focused on providing free dental services to patients facing insurmountable barriers to care. Children and adults who are seeking care and do not have a medically-compromising condition will be seen and treated by North Dakota dentists and allied professionals. Patients will be seen daily from 5:30 AM to 5:00 PM. 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 and early arrival is encouraged. A 50-chair portable dental clinic will transform the floor of the Bismarck Event Center for this event.
The clinic will be staffed by nearly 500 volunteers to include dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, 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.
For more information, visit http://www.smilenorthdakota.org/for-the-public/mission-of-mercy.