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!