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The Mission of Mercy is an annual event organized by the Minnesota Dental foundation to provide free dental services to those in need. In 2016, children and adults came from 50 different counties in Minnesota, 23 counties in North Dakota and 13 counties in other states for cleanings, extractions, root canals, dentures and more. An incredible 1,173 patients were served, sometimes coming back more than once due to the complexity of dental needs. In total, nearly 8,000 dental procedures were performed and more than $1 million in dental services and medications were provided by 841 volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants, students, medical professionals and community members.
The Medica Foundation has supported this annual event for six years and will again support the event in 2018. Additionally, Medica is one of the sponsors of The Mission of Mercy which helps undeserved children and adults with an important aspect of healthcare.
Are you interested in helping make this event happen? Volunteers are needed September 6, 7, and 8. Sign up to volunteer!