Mom Details


MOMMission of Mercy clinics are set-up in locations easily accessible to all populations that live in a specific geographical area. Patient transportation, if needed, is arranged through community partnerships to provide shuttle transportation.

Patients arrive on-site, register for services, and are asked to fill out and sign a health and release form. Since patients are treated on a first-come, first-served basis, the patients wait in line until their turn with a dentist. Patients are funneled through an initial screening where the volunteer dentist determines what procedures are needed and are wanted. Unfortunately, due to the sheer volume of patients and time constraints, the dentists are not able to address every dental problem, but rather the patients' most immediate need.

Planning A MOM Project

If you are interested in organizing a MOM project in your area, these documents provide essential information:

pdf MOM Guidebook

pdf MOM Index of Forms

pdfExecutive Summary


Partnering Organizations

The VDA Foundation receives generous support from both public and private organizations, including the following:

MOM 2000-2020

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“Caring made visible” since 2000

We invite you to join the MOM Team as we Celebrate the 21st Year of Service to Virginians in need and over 107 projects statewide.

Your support through volunteerism or a monetary gift is greatly appreciated!


Over 68,700 patients have received free dental care valued at $47.3 million through 107 completed projects. Support from partners and over 29,500 volunteers have made it all possible.


This year, Henry Schein, Inc., the largest distributor of healthcare products and services to office-based practitioners in the combined North American and European markets, celebrates a decade of partnership with Mission of Mercy. Mission of Mercy receives shipments of a broad selection of healthcare products and supplies two to four times annually through the Global Donation Program of Henry Schein Cares, the Company's global social responsibility program.

Vdaf Success Stories

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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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Get involved and help to provide dental care to Virginia families and children:

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Emily S. and Coleman A. Hunter Charitable Trust

Richard & Caroline T. Gwathmey Memorial Trust

the walter w. regirer and maria teresa regirer foundation

community foundation of the dan river region

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