Since the first Iowa MOM in 2008 over 14,000 patients from all areas of the state and beyond have received free dental care totaling nearly $9.4 million!
Each year, the Iowa Mission of Mercy sets up a temporary dental clinic in a rotating location in the state of Iowa. Volunteers and sponsors donate their time and resources to provide free dental care to patients who attend the clinic. Lives are transformed as licensed dental professionals provide a wide variety of treatments from cleanings to some oral surgeries and everything in between. Oral health is a critical part of a person’s overall well-being, but some face barriers when it comes to receiving proper dental care.
37% of 2018’s IMOM patients indicated that it had been at least one year since their last dental visit. Almost 20% of patients said it had been at least five years.
52% of 2018 IMOM patients lived within 30 minutes of the local IMOM event. 10% of patients traveled over 3 hours to receive the free dental care.
Nearly 40% of IMOM Patients in 2018 had been living with dental related pain for over two months before receiving care at IMOM.
IMOM’s 2018 event served nearly 800 patients with over 4,000 procedures and treatments totaling nearly $600,000 at no cost to any of the patients.
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How can you help?
The Iowa Mission of Mercy is made possible by a large team of generous volunteers, sponsors and donors. If you are interested in supporting the Mission of Mercy, please visit our Donation or Volunteer pages to learn more.