2016 OrMOM Clinic Notice: There will not be a Oregon Mission of Mercy dental clinic in 2016. Please check back for updates and future clinic dates.
Since 2010, Oregon Mission of Mercy has provided $5.5 million in free dental care to nearly 9,000 patients! The Oregon Dental Association brought the first Mission of Mercy (MOM) clinic to the West Coast in 2010, and has since held one clinic each year. Our goal is to alternate clinic locations between Portland and other parts of the state.
OrMOM 2015, in numbers
Unique Patients: 1,090
Patient encounters: 1,298
Total Procedures: 6,527 (in addition to what is listed below, this also includes OHI, oral exams, fluoride varnish, meds, etc)
- cleanings: 540
- endo: 54
- lab: 116
- oral surgery (teeth pulled): 901
- restorative: 948
- x-rays: 1,713
Value of care: $853,951.60
Average value of care per patient: $783.44
- community: 509
- dental assistants: 202
- dental hygienists: 140
- dental lab techs: 17
- dentists: 211
- dental professional students: 260
- other health professionals: 37
- other health professional students: 64
Mission of Mercy is a dental clinic with portable dental stations set up in a large public arena. Dental screenings and services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis, at no charge to those who attend. MOM combines the donated services of hundreds of dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental lab technicians, and an array of other volunteers to provide these free dental services.