GMOM 2013

GMOM: Helping the Less Fortunate

GMOM 2015 will be held June 18-20 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, GA. Our goal is to treat 2,000+ patients in just two days and highlight the oral health needs of citizens of Georgia. At GMOM, more than 100 dental chairs, treatment stations, a sterilization department, patient education, computerized patient registration system, and so much more will be used to create a full scale dental clinic. An event of this magnitude requires hundreds of clinical and community volunteers.


Thursday June 18 is our Clinic Setup Day. Friday, June 19 is a Clinic Day. Saturday, June 20, is both a Clinic Day & Clinic Tear Down Day, with tear down beginning in the late afternoon. Shift times will vary. Please see the registration site for details.
Who can volunteer? EVERYONE 18 years of age or older! Shifts will fill up quickly on a first-come, first-served basis. EVERY job at GMOM is important to our success. Don't wait too long to sign up!

At this time, our focus is on volunteer recruitment and fundraising. We will not begin patient outreach and public education until later in 2015. PATIENTS: Do NOT wait for GMOM to seek dental services, especially if you are experiencing pain or have a dental infection. There are several existing charitable dental clinics in Georgia that may be able to provide services to individuals in need. To review a list of these clinics, please CLICK HERE. The link opens a two-page PDF that you can save to your computer or print.


Video: What GMOM is All About

The GDA and GDA Foundation for Oral Health is pleased to present this video commemorating our previous GMOM event. Thanks to GMOM volunteer Seth Dubin for editing this moving tribute to the great work done by dental volunteers.


GMOM Goals

  • PROVIDE free access to dental care for 2,000 low- and no-income adults while placing a high priority on patients suffering from dental infections or pain.
  • EDUCATE patients and family members in attendance about the importance of obtaining and maintaining optimal oral health.
  • RAISE AWARENESS of the increasing difficulty low-income Georgia adults face in accessing critical dental care.
  • CHALLENGE patients, policymakers, and dental professionals to work together to improve the oral health of those who have been promised care by the state.


Donors and Sponsors

Our GMOM event received generous donations from many commercial vendors, foundations, and caring individuals. Please click here to view the list of our amazing financial and in-kind donors. We hope you will thank them for their contribution to the success of this program. (And feel free to make a GMOM donation if you feel called to do so!)