Minnesota hosted its first event at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, August 17-18, 2012. In two days, over 2,000 patients were seen resulting in free dental services valued at $1.3 million.
More than 1,000 volunteer dentists, dental hygienists/assistants, lab technicians and other community volunteers donated their time, talents and/or resources, which included many of us from Commerce Drive Dental.
The Minnesota MOM program focused on:
- Providing free access to dental care while placing a high priority on patients suffering from dental infections or pain.
- Raising public awareness of the increasing difficulty low-income adults and children face in accessing critical dental care.
- Challenging policymakers and dental professionals to work together to reduce the disease burden and improve the oral health of Minnesota residents, especially those low-income patients who have been promised care by the state.
– from Dr. Eichmeyer