Last week our very own Dr Maggie Smith and her assistant Julie, hygienist Judy, and a few others of our wonderful staff volunteered their time at Mission of Mercy 2012, which was held at the Alliant Energy Center!
Not sure what Mission of Mercy is? Read on!
Originating in Virginia and spreading throughout the United States, the WDA Foundation and WDA Mission of Mercy dental program has provided $2.9 million in free dental services and treatment through more than 5,700 patient visits since 2000.
A successful MOM event focuses on:
~Providing free, critical dental care with a high priority on treating patients in pain and with infections.
~Raising public awareness of the barriers to dental care faced by low-income adults and children.
~Challenging patients, policymakers and dental professionals to work together to make viable and bipartisan “Healthy Choices” that will improve Wisconsin residents’ oral health.
The Wisconsin MOM program provides care to the uninsured, the under-insured and anyone who otherwise has difficulty getting to a dentist.