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Georgia Mission of Mercy

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THINK about the last toothache you or someone you know had. You probably went to a dentist and it was taken care of within a few days.

NOW IMAGINE if you were unable to pay for treatment.
 What started as a minor annoyance is now causing you excruciating pain. Your mouth is so swollen from a full-blown infection that it's difficult to speak. Maybe you're lucky enough to have the ability to take time off from work, but most likely you can't afford to call in sick or you risk losing your job altogether. You're in pain, you're struggling financially, you can't get the help you need because Georgia dental Medicaid benefits are limited for adults and won't cover the procedure. Can you imagine needing help and having no way to get it? 

THIS IS THE REALITY for 74% of Georgians.

Every day, easily preventable or treatable problems become painful - and more expensive to address.   While the state provides a dental safety net for children, no such program exists for adults, leaving underserved Georgians with few options when it comes to receiving non-routine dental care to relieve their suffering.


These people are often left with no other choice than to have the problem-teeth extracted which can affect their employability.

When people lose their teeth it affects their ability to chew and to pronounce their words. It affects their self esteem and the way the world perceives them.


The Georgia Mission of Mercy (GMOM) is a dental clinic held over two days that provides 100% donated dental care for underserved Georgians; relieving dental pain, infection and suffering for those who would otherwise go untreated.  

The dental community does not charge for their time or any procedures at this event. There are no prerequisites that have to be met in order to be seen. The only requirement is that you show up!

Over the past few years, the Georgia Dental Association and it's Foundation for Oral Health has held three GMOM events and provided over 32,000 free dental procedures to 5,757 patients from across Georgia who otherwise could not pay for the care they desperately need. 

To stage a successful GMOM event, we must raise monetary and in-kind donations in order to care for the 2,000 patients we plan to treat. 

With your support, the 2018 GMOM event will provide an estimated $1.7 million in donated dental care for at least 2,000 underserved and low-income people.

As we continue to build on this program’s success from previous years, we are thankful for the support of our friends and community. There is so much more we can accomplish if we do it together, and the need within our community for dental services is immense.

About the Georgia Mission of Mercy
The Georgia Mission of Mercy is a two-day, no charge dental clinic sponsored by the Georgia Dental Association's Foundation for Oral Health.

Our Goals:

PROVIDE immediate, 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 their family members about the importance of optimal oral health and securing a dental home. 

RAISE AWARENESS of the barriers to available dental treatment for low-income Georgia adults. 

CHALLENGE patients, policymakers, and dental professionals to work together to improve the oral health of all Georgians.

The Georgia Dental Association Foundation for Oral Health is a tax-exempt organization under 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code (FEIN# 27-3194544). Your donation is fully tax deductible as a charitable contribution. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your contribution.


Megan Capaldo
Atlanta, GA
Georgia Dental Association Foundation for Oral Health Inc
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.

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