Mission of Mercy will be April 17-18, 2015 in Salisbury! The event is open to anyone over the age of 18 from anywhere!
About the Mission of Mercy

Try to visualize the typical Mission of Mercy (MOM) patient. Usually the first thing that comes to mind is a homeless person or family, someone on government assistance, unable to get needed dental care for obvious reasons. However, that first mental picture can’t be any further from the truth. The people out there in need include the average person mingling and socializing among us. They are friends, coworkers, people we interact with on a daily basis. They could be your grandparent, mother, father, sibling, or any other relative. With the tough economic times we are in, it could be anyone. It could be you.

More than 100 million people in the United States are without dental insurance. On the Eastern Shore there are thousands of adults that don’t receive adequate or even basic needed dental care, resulting in a silent epidemic of dental and oral disease.

Listen to our Community Chairman, Dick Van Gelder

  • Click here to hear our Community Chairman, Dick Van Gelder talk to Delmarva's Cat Country Radio about the Eastern Shore Mission of Mercy.
  • Click here to watch the Comcast Newsmakers interview with Dick Van Gelder.

Mission of Mercy is a free adult dental clinic provided by volunteer dental professionals and a volunteer staff of several hundred people.

Dental services for adult patients include:
• Preventive dentistry and cleaning
• Nutritional counseling
• Restorative fillings
• Extractions

All dental services will be provided by Maryland licensed dentists and hygienists who are donating their services for this event.

Mission of Mercy launched by Virginia Dental Health Foundation in 2000. Over 50 Mission Of Mercy projects have been hosted in Virginia, and they are now spreading.

Nothing is more important than a healthy mouth!

Do you want to attend the Mission Of Mercy Event?

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Volunteer for the Mission of Mercy and help those in dire need!

We need volunteers to make this event a success

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