New Mexico Mission of Mercy Provides $1.1 Million In Donated Care, Creates 1300 New Smiles
The NMDA would like to thank the thousands of dentists, oral health professionals and volunteers gathered to donate their time and skills to provide $1.1 million in free dental care to 1300 patients at the New Mexico Mission of Mercy.
153 dentists, 127 hygienists and 1080 volunteers helped to provided provide basic care such as fillings, extractions, and cleanings, as well as preventive dental education and instructions on how to properly maintain their oral health. The event was held at the Albuquerque Convention Center September 22-23.
The New Mexico Dental Association Foundation, the charitable arm of the New Mexico Dental Association, holds these all-volunteer dental clinics across the state to improve the oral health of all New Mexicans, and shine a spotlight on barriers to care. Bernalillo County, the United Way of Central New Mexico and the City of Albuquerque all donated generously to make this event possible.