Need dental care for your family? Mark this event on your calendar.
Free dental care will be available at the Minnesota Mission of Mercy community event on Friday, September 7th and Saturday, September 8th at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This event is for patients facing barriers to care and is put together by the Minnesota Dental Association and Minnesota Dental Foundation.
There will be over 1,500 volunteers including dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, dental therapists, translators and lay volunteers. Organizers of the event plan to welcome as many as 2,000 patients seeking care. Services provided include cleanings, fillings, root canals on select teeth, extractions and oral hygiene instruction.
To support the cause, text Smile10 or Smile25 to 20222 to make a donation of $10 or $25.
Before You Go (Patient Information)
Dental care will be offered to adults and children of all ages. Doors open at 5:30 a.m. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Early arrival is encouraged as patients will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis until capacity is reached each day. Those seeking treatment should be prepared to spend the entire day at the event. Full dentures, root canals on molars, crowns, extractions of unexposed wisdom teeth and dental implants will not be provided. Patients will be given a registration and release form to complete, however they will not be checking IDs or any other personal documentation.
I checked on this as I know that parking can be costly near the Minneapolis Convention Center, and found out that Metro Transit is offering free rides to this event. The patients section on the MNMoM website has some information about parking, and this is the link for Free Ride along Nicolette https://www.metrotransit.org/
To learn more about the event, or to volunteer, visit www.mnmom.org .