Here are some important things that prospective patients should know:

  • Not all dental services will be available.  Emphasis will be on basic dental care, such as fillings, extractions and cleanings.
  • No appointments will be taken. 
  • No pre-registration is available.
  • Care is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Doors will open at 6:00 am.
  • There are no income eligibility requirements; anyone can receive treatment.
  • No false teeth (dentures) will be made.
  • Patients with serious health problems may not be able to receive dental treatment (for example, extremely high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, and severe disabilities).  If a medical issue is discovered during the initial screening process, the patient will be instructed to seek dental care elsewhere.
  • Patients will not receive all the care and dental work that is needed; the most critical dental problems will receive priority treatment.


Recommended items for patients to bring to MOM:

  • List of current medications and a one day supply
  • Baby supplies for a full day (diapers, formula, etc.)
  • Something to help you pass the time such as reading material, knitting, crossword puzzles, etc.
  • Water and snacks
  • If a patient is in severe pain NOW, don’t wait until the Mission of Mercy. Seek treatment immediately!