Think about what it would be like if you had a toothache, but didn’t have access to a dentist. Some slight discomfort quickly would become unbearable pain, eventually leading you to go to the only place you can think of for care—the emergency room. Because the ER is not equipped to provide dental care, they simply send you home with painkillers and antibiotics, and the problem continues to worsen. This is a reality for many in our community who cannot afford dental care.
Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh (www.mompgh.org) is a FREE, two-day dental clinic for under- and uninsured people living in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. Teams of dentists donating their time will provide dentistry to anyone in need of care, with the help of hundreds of dedicated volunteers. There are no income or eligibility requirements; no preregistration is required for patient, and care will be provided to anyone ages 2 and up who attends. Treatments offered will include diagnosis by a dentist, minor restorative fillings, extractions, and cleanings.
When: July 28-29, 2017
Where: AJ Palumbo Center
Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh needs your help spreading the word about this opportunity, and also asks that you consider volunteering to help the most vulnerable among us. General volunteers, as well as dentists, hygienists, clinicians, dental students, lab technicians, nurse practitioners, and more are needed. To learn more about volunteering for Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh 2017, click here: http://www.mompgh.org/volunteer/
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