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Georgia Mission of Mercy (GMOM)

Georgia Mission of Mercy logoWhen: June 11-14, 2015

Where: Perry, Georgia

What: The goals of the GMOM project (which were accomplished in 2013 with flying colors) were as follows:

• PROVIDE free access to dental care for 2,000 low- and no-income adults while placing a high priority on patients suffering from dental infections or pain.

• EDUCATE patients and family members in attendance about the importance of obtaining and maintaining optimal oral health.

• RAISE AWARENESS of the increasing difficulty low-income Georgia adults face in accessing critical dental care.

• CHALLENGE patients, policymakers, and dental professionals to work together to improve the oral health of those who have been promised care by the state.

Be a Volunteer: Go to www.gadental.org

GMOM 2013: The second Georgia Mission of Mercy (GMOM) event took place June 13-16 at the North Atlanta Trade Center in Norcross in Gwinnett County. A tremendously dedicated group of volunteers, some 1,456 clinical and general in all, provided 1,619 patients with oral health education and donated dental services valued at over $1.588 million.

Thanks to the 1,456 volunteers who donated their time and talents. Dentists from every GDA district participated, as well as dental residents from the GPR and Periodontal programs at Georgia Regents University. GMOM benefited from the efforts of 321 dentists, 149 dental hygienists, 234 dental assistants, 66 dental students, 56 dental lab techs, and 630 medical and / or general volunteers.

Click Here To Watch A Recap of the 2013 GMOM

Dentist working on patients The line waiting for their turn to have fillings, cavities, root canals and more. Lab technicians hard at work making prosthetics Overview of the dental clinic


Before and After:

Before dental work After dental makeover