OrMOM - Volunteer Information
November 23-24, 2015
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232
Online registration is now closed. If you would still like to volunteer you can register onsite. We still need volunteers for Tuesday. Dentists and hygienists need to bring a copy of your license, because we can't perform license checks onsite.
Please read the OrMOM volunteer agreement before completing your volunteer registration. The minimum age for volunteers on the clinic floor at OrMOM 2015 is 18. All volunteers must agree to a cursory background check to volunteer for the OrMOM project.
What should I wear? What should I bring / leave at home?
Be comfortable and wear comforatble closed-toe shoes! We will provide you with a 2015 OrMOM t-shirt/scrub at volunteer registration. Please wear it. Bring a water bottle.
Only water is allowed on the clinic floor, and we'll have water bubblers in the volunteer lounge and in the clinic.
Leave your valuables behind - at home, locked in the trunk of your car, etc. There is no place to store your purse, wallet, etc, on the clinic floor.
Dental professionals - bring your own loupes and/or protective eyewear as well as your clinic coat.
New this year: we would like practitioners to wear their white coats in the clinic (disposable gowns will also be available), and take them off when in common spaces such as the volunteer lounge. We will have all of the materials you need to practice, but if you have instruments you prefer to use, you may bring them as long as they are clearly marked with your name.
Will there be food for volunteers?
Yes! We will serve breakfast and lunch during each day of the clinic, and lunch during set-up.
Bring a water bottle so that you can fill it from bubblers located in the volunteer lounge and around the clinic.
No food is allowed on the clinic floor - only water.
We have secured a discount for volunteers at the Double Tree by Hilton near the Oregon Convention Center. Rates are $59 for a one Queen room and $69 for a two Queen room.
Book online, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, or call make reservations by calling the hotel directly at 503-281-6111 and asking for in house reservations. The reservations department is open Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM. If calling, use the code OMP when making your reservation to receive the reduced rate. Please be sure to make your reservation by November 16th, 2015 to receive the reduced rate.
Clinic Volunteer Orientation
In order to make sure that all of our clinic volunteers understand what to expect and how to help make OrMOM a success, we need for each of you to attend a volunteer information session. If you are only volunteering for set-up on Sunday and/or tear-down on Tuesday evening, then you do not need to attend orientation, as you will be oriented at the beginning of your shift.
Orientations will be held (choose one):
Sunday, November 22, 2015: 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Oregon Convention Center
Monday & Tuesday, November 23-24, 2015: 30 minutes prior to your shift start time, with your department lead, in your department.
Temporary Licenses for out of state practitioners
All clinical providers rendering oral health treatment services must have all appropriate and active licenses issued by the appropriate licensing authority to provide treatment to OrMOM patients. If you're licensed in a state other than Oregon, the Oregon Board of Dentistry provides temporary volunteer licenses to dentists and dental hygienists. Complete and return this form
to the Oregon Board of Dentistry at least 10 days before you are scheduled to volunteer.
2015 Department Protocols
MOM is divided into several departments, with each department following a specific set of protocols. Following are the protocols for the 2015 clinic. 2015 OrMOM protocols will be posted in the months prior to the November clinic, but this will give you a general idea of the different tasks involved.
All volunteers should read/be familiar with these documents: