Georgia Mission of Mercy

The Georgia Mission of Mercy (GMOM) charitable dental clinic was held on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 in Norcross. Several hundred individuals received urgently needed care from several hundred dental volunteers. The GMOM leadership team is currently reviewing the dental records created at the event. If you are a patient who requires a copy of their dental record, please call the GDA office at (404) 636-7553. A staff person will take your name and mailing address, or name and email address, and you will receive a copy of your record as soon as possible.

The GMOM event will not be held again until 2015 and will be located in a different part of the state. There are several permanent charitable dental clinics within Georgia that may be able to provide limited services to individuals in need. To review a list of these clinics, please click here. This a link to a PDF document. If you cannot open the document, please email and request that a clinic list be sent to you.

Thank you to all volunteers who cared for patients at the event. Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, laboratory technicians, community volunteers, and even some individuals who received care at the clinic on the first day gave hours of their time to ensuring that individuals with urgent dental need received attention. Several elected officials, including Governor Nathan Deal, visited the event and saw first hand the impact of not having Medicaid dental benefits provided for adults in Georgia. Hopefully, this event fulfilled the goals of not only providing free access to dental care for low- and no-income adults but also educating patients about the importance of obtaining and maintaining optimal oral health and raising awareness of the increasing difficulty low-income Georgia adults face in accessing critical dental care.