Free Dental Care for Adults & Children
This spring, Nebraska will host another Mission of Mercy event where children and adults can get free dental care. Over 150 volunteer dentists will provide an estimated 1,200-1,400 patients, with $750,000 in free dental care at the Mission of Mercy event from April 7-8th, 2017.
Thought the first Mission of Mercy (MOM) originated in Virginia, the idea then spread throughout the United States. Nebraska was the fourth state to hold a Mission of Mercy, following Virginia and Texas in 2001 and Kansas in 2003. Mission of Mercy dental programs across the country have provided about 100,000 patients with nearly $50 million in free dental services and treatment since 2000.
The Nebraska MOM program provides care to the uninsured, the under-insured, and anyone who otherwise has difficulty getting to a dentist. Those who show up for care, and who do not have any medically compromising condition that would prohibit them from receiving care, are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.