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Wise MOM 2020

UVA College at Wise Convocation Center 

Providing all dental care at Wise County Health Fair for the past 20 YEARS!

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The University of Virginia’s College at Wise (Convocation Center)

The Mission of Mercy project will be returning to Wise County for the 21st mission July 10-11, 2020. The MOM pilot project was held in Wise County in 2000. Since that time, 24,423 Southwest Virginia area patients have received free dental care valued at $21.1 million.

There is a profound need for access to affordable dental services in Southwest Virginia. Wise MOM is a 2-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, Virginia Health Care Foundation and a host of other sponsors.

Wise MOM is Returning to UVA College Wise in 2020!


Barbara Rollins, Director of Logistics, MOM
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  • Ballad Health
  • Commonwealth Dental Hygienists Society
  • DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement
  • Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
  • Dominion National
  • Dr. Dustin Reynolds, Forest Hill Endodontics
  • Dr. Carrington Crawford, Lynchburg Dental Center
  • HairVolution
  • Henry Schein Cares
  • Henry Schein, Inc.
  • Kool Smiles/Benevis
  • Magellan Complete Care
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Norton Community Hospital
  • Oral Health Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Professional Protector Plan for Dentists
  • Southern Gray Dental Lab
  • Sykes, Inc.
  • United Concordia Dental
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • VA Area Health Education Centers
  • VA Dental Hygienists Association
  • VCU School of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Virginia Dental Assistants Association
  • Virginia Department of Health
  • Virginia Health Care Foundation
  • Wolfe Williams & Reynolds

Patient Information

In 2020, the Wise Mission of Mercy Project will be held Friday, July 10th and  Saturday July 11th at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise (Convocation Center), 437 Stadium Dr., Wise, VA  24293.

Adults and children will be seen for free dental care on a first-come first-serve basis for their most immediate need. Please come prepared to wait in long lines. There is no overnight parking at UVA Wise. Parking will open at 4am Friday and Saturday. Clinic hours are 7am – 5pm Friday and Saturday. Pre-registration for the first 200 patients will be held on Thursday, July 9 at the UVA Wise Convocation Center. Doors will open for pre-registration at 12noon.

There is a one year waiting list for full dentures. Patients receiving dentures at the 2020 project were examined and approved for the denture waiting list at the July 2019 MOM project. In order to be placed on the waiting list for 2021 a patient must register at Wise MOM 2020 (Convocation Center) and be examined by the denture specialist on site.

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

Hotel Information for out of town volunteers:

Best Western (Wise) ....(276) 328-3500
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites (Norton)....(276) 679-7000
Holiday Inn (Norton)....(276)-679-6655
Inn at Wise (Wise).... (276) 321-7600
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

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 110
Richmond, VA 23233
Thank you!!

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