Our 2017 clinic schedule has concluded. The 2018 calendar will be posted shortly. Currently the only clinic on the schedule is: August 3-4 in Fayetteville at the Crown Center.
Patients are treated on a first come-first serve basis beginning at 6:00 a.m. each morning. As you can imagine because these services are free, patients begin lining up hours ahead of time. Dental Procedures offered include cleanings, fillings, pulling teeth and partial dentures for front teeth (at most clinics unless our website denotes they will not be provided). Patients receive a health screening, x-rays and examination by a dentist when they first enter the clinics. The dentist discusses the treatment needs and a decision is made what dental services can be provided. Should you have additional questions about this program/clinics, please call 919.943.3690.
If you would like information on file about clinics in your area, please visit the following website: https://www2.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealth/services/safetynetclinics.htm
Be sure and ask these sites if they know of other opportunities in your area. They will know this information before we do.
The ECU School of Dental Medicine has 8 Service Learning Centers across NC. Please visit the link below and identify the location closest to you and contact that office to see how you might receive dental treatment: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/dental/Patient-Care.cfm
More About the North Carolina Missions of Mercy
The North Carolina Missions of Mercy (NCMOM) portable free dental clinics are an outreach program of the North Carolina Dental Society. The program is sponsored by the North Carolina Dental Health Fund (NCDHF), a 501 (c) (3), charitable organization, founded and governed by the North Carolina Dental Society. The mission of the North Carolina Dental Health Fund is to address the access to care problem facing our state’s most under-served.
NCMOM is a volunteer grassroots effort, and receives funding from grants and donations. Since its beginning in 2003 the program has received national and statewide recognition. The program offers free dental treatment to those in financial need who have few or no other options for care. For information about donating to NCMOM, contact the North Carolina Dental Society at (919) 677-1396.
Currently, NCMOM has enough equipment to set up an 80-chair full dental clinic including digital x-ray, sterilization, and all instrumentation and supplies. Services are provided for 300 to 3000 patients, depending on the number of chairs set up, per two-day event. The clinics are staffed by volunteers including dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, laboratory technicians and scores of volunteers from across the state. Additionally, the program enjoys a good relationship with the UNC School of Dentistry and ECU School of Dental Medicine through their student volunteer organizations. Dental students participate as volunteer providers during each clinic and are an important part of the overall program.
Performance at a Glance Since its Founding in 2003
|Patients Served Overall:
||Over 55,000 Carolinians
|Patients Served Per Event:
||Between 300 to 3000
|Value of donated service:
||80 Dental chairs
Digital X-ray machines
All required instruments and supplies
We are 100% supported by the Good Will of North Carolinians, foundations and corporations. You can help us reach even more Carolinians by volunteering or donating.
The program is sponsored by the North Carolina Dental Health Fund. The Mission of the North Carolina Dental Health Fund, (NCDHF) is to directly address the “Access to Care” problem facing our states’ most underserved. It addresses the Access to Care problem, by raising funds and awareness to support its’ three primary programs; North Carolina Missions of Mercy, (NCMOM), Give-Kids-A-Smile, and The Elder Care Initiative. Combined, all three programs have donated more than $29,000,000 in free dental services, to over 200,000 North Carolinians, utilizing support from well over 32,000 volunteers state wide. We are 100% supported by the Good Will of North Carolinians, foundations and corporations.