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For two days in July, an auditorium at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN was converted into a massive outreach dental clinic. The Mission of Mercy is an annual event organized by the Minnesota Dental Foundation to provide free dental services to those in need. 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 five years. We are proud to be one of the many financial supporters of The Mission of Mercy which helps underserved children and adults with an important aspect of healthcare.
Watch a video of the event and meet people who received care.