Wise MOM Project

2017 Wise Mission of Mercy

July 21-23, 2017

Volunteers Register Here

Wise County Fairgrounds

The Mission of Mercy project will be returning to Wise County for the 17th mission. The MOM pilot project was held in Wise County in 2000. Since that time, 21,473 Southwest Virginia area patients have received free dental care valued at $ 17.8 million.

There is a profound need for access to affordable dental services in Southwest Virginia. Wise MOM is a 2 ½ day dental clinic conducted each year in July to provide free dental services including cleanings, fillings, oral surgery, x-rays and dentures (prescreened individuals only for dentures).

Wise MOM is made possible by partnerships with the Virginia Dental Association, VCU School of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, The Health Wagon, Remote Area Medical, Virginia Health Care Foundation and a host of other sponsors.

Contact Information

Barbara Rollins, Director of Logistics, MOM
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Virginia Dental Association

VCU School of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene

Virginia Department of Health

Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein Cares

Benco Dental Supply

Health Wagon


Virginia Health Care Foundation

Southern Gray Dental Lab

Benchmark Dentures



Small Smiles

Omni Preventive Care

VA Area Health Education Centers

VA Dental Hygienists Association

Virginia Dental Assistants Association

Commonwealth Dental Hygienists Society

Alpha Natural Resources

Remote Area Medical

Kool Smiles

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals

Patient Information

In 2017, the Wise Mission of Mercy Project will be held Friday, July 21- Sunday July 23 at the Wise County Fairgrounds (1010 Fairgrounds Road, Wise, VA  24293).

Adults and children will be seen for free dental care on a first-come first-serve basis. Please come prepared to wait in long lines. Clinic hours are 7am – 5pm Friday and Saturday and 7am-11am on Sunday.

Volunteer Information

Volunteer registration is currently open. Help is needed in all areas. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Wise MOM Volunteer Packet

Hotel Information for out of town volunteers:

Best Western (Wise) ....(276) 328-3500
Inn at Norton (Norton) ....(276) 679-7000
Holiday Inn (Norton)....(276-679-6655
Days Inn (Norton) ....(276) 679-5340
Super 8 (Norton) ....(276) 679-0893
Comfort Inn (Big Stone Gap) ....(276) 523-5911
Country Inn (Big Stone Gap) ....(276) 523-0374
Inn at Wise (Wise).... (276) 321-7600

Wish to make a donation?
Make check payable to "VDA Foundation" and note "MOM Project" on the memo line.
Mail donations to:
VDA Foundation
Attn: MOM
3460 Mayland Court, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Thank you!!

Vdaf Success Stories

Joan-Johnson-with-Dr.-Swanson November-2014


Fredericksburg, Virginia

J.J. needed assistance with getting the dental services she needed to improve her oral and overall health. In July of 2014 she turned to DDS for help. We were able to match her with a volunteer dentist to complete a treatment plan and a few days before Thanksgiving, J.J.’s dentures were delivered! Truly a wonderful gift for J.J. and the volunteer dentist!

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