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For many across Virginia, dental health care is still out of reach-these programs are trying to bridge the gap (WVTF-Radio IQ, August 11, 2022)

UVA Wise alum was volunteer at dental event (Coalfield Progress, July 26, 2022)

Virginia Dental Association Foundation hosts dental clinic at UVA-Wise (WYMT, Kentucky, July 23, 2022)

Improving access: Mission of Mercy dental clinic organizers look at need for local care availability (Kingsport News-Times, July 23, 2022)

For the first time since 2020, large-scale health clinics planned in southwest Virginia (WVTF-Radio IQ, July 19, 2022)

Personality: Dr. Audra Yuki-Wright Jones

Free Dental Care Provided by VDAF Mini-MOM Event at Appalachian Highlands Community Dental Center (November 5, 2020)

Local nonprofits awarded over $450,000 from the John Randolph Foundation (October 28, 2020)

Appalachian Highlands Community Dental Center, Johnston Memorial Hospital residents provide free dental care to Southwest Virginia residents (August 10, 2020)

State looks to private industry for protective medical gear (March 26, 2020)

Will Virginia get a full Medicaid dental benefit? Advocates say it could be life-altering for poor patients. (Virginia Mercury, 2020)

Virginia’s most vulnerable seniors can’t access critical dental care (May 2019)

VDAF’s Mission of Mercy Recognized by Virginia House of Delegates

NBC12: Richmond Man Receives Free Dental Care Through DDS

Virginia Mercury: The gaping dental gap: As Virginia prepares to expand Medicaid,
thousands still lack access to dental care

WJHL Johnson City: Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic in Wise

Richmond Magazine: Mission of Mercy 2018

Radio WVTF: MOM Free Dental Care in Wise

Anthem BCBS Foundation Support MOM in Appalachia

Bristol Herald-Courier: Free dental care offered to residents of or near Southwest Virginia

Kingsport Times-News: MOM Free Dental Clinic July 20-22

VDAF Featured on Comcast Newsmakers

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation Awards $35,000 to Support Rural Outreach Programs

Hundreds receive free dental care in Portsmouth

Bristol Herald-Courier: VDAF Moving Wise MOM Dental Services to UVa-Wise

VDAF and VCU Dentistry Awarded Prestigious Gies Award from ADEA for MOM

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