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Save The Date

for the 13th annual Iowa Mission of Mercy on November 6 & 7, 2020.

Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fair Grounds
3000 E. Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317


Our Mission

The Iowa Mission of Mercy is a large scale, two-day community dental clinic where dental professionals and general volunteers donate their time to provide free oral health care to individuals who face barriers to receiving dental care. A full-service field dental clinic with 100 dental operatories is set up and patients are treated on a first come, first served basis. Since the first Iowa MOM in 2008, over 15,000 patients from all areas of the state and beyond have received free dental care totaling over $10 million!


Who qualifies for care at IMOM?
Everyone. Regardless of your current dental care regimen or how long it’s been since your last dental visit, the team at IMOM treats every patient that attends the weekend event on a first come/first serve basis.

What kind of treatments are provided?
The IMOM team provides a wide variety of services such as cleanings, fillings, x-rays, endodontic, periodontic, pediatric, some oral surgeries and more. We encourage patients of all ages with all dental related issues to attend.

Who is providing the care at IMOM?
Thanks to a team of generous volunteers, each patient is treated by the best licensed Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants from across the state of Iowa. They donate their time and talents to make this event possible year after year.

Are the services really free?
Yes. Our generous team of volunteer dental professionals make it possible for all care provided at IMOM to the absolutely free to each patient.




Join the mission

There's a job for everyone at the Iowa Mission of Mercy!  In addition to the volunteer opportunities within the dental profession, there are countless other ways that you can help throughout the weekend. In addition to volunteer opportunities, there are many ways you can support the mission through a sponsorship. This weekend is possible because of countless volunteers and sponsors who donate their time, talents, and resources. Help the Iowa Mission of Mercy continue to provide this weekend of transformative care by donating or volunteering.



Dental Hygienists
Dental Assistants
Dental Lab Technicians 
Dental Radiography
Dental Data Coding
Physician's Assistants
Pharmacy Technicians
Students studying any of the above


Child Care 
Clinic Set Up (Thursday)
Clinic Tear Down (Saturday)
Registration Volunteers
Patient Escorts
Food and Beverage Crew
Waste Management Crew
Supply Runners 
Patient Interviewers