Join us for the next AK MOM | August 7-8, 2015 | Fairbanks, AK

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Providing Dental Care

for up to 1,000 underserved people in two days!

“Over 1,000 community volunteers! August 7-8, 2015.


OUR 2014 PLATINUM SPONSORS

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Alaska Mission of Mercy (AKMOM)

Aug 7 & 8, 2015
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill

Something exciting in our community is brewing behind the scenes! On August 7 & 8, 2015, hundreds of community volunteers, including over 300 dentists, will be donating their time, resources and hearts to provide FREE DENTAL CARE to local residents who otherwise are unable to receive treatment.

The Mission of Mercy (MOM) concept originating in Virginia has spread throughout the United States and the first AKMOM was held in Anchorage at the Dena’ina Center in April 2014. At that event, we had 1,332 volunteers and we treated 1,589 residents in just two days! The estimated value of care received was $1,156,650. It was a great success and our volunteers are already excited for our next event which will be held at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks in August 2015.

Hard costs to provide two days of free dental care will be approximately $120,000 with an overall value to the recipients of $800,000. An important element of the AKMOM is patient education. Education is the most cost-effective way to reduce oral disease. A program to help patients understand the importance of good daily oral hygiene practices, healthy diet and routine preventive dental care is an essential part of the Alaska Mission of Mercy. Patients learn about the negative effects of soda, sugary beverages, tobacco products, the link between dental health and overall health, oral cancer and more.

This is where YOU come in! We need volunteers and money to make it happen so please REGISTER and donate and become a tooth fairy!



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Something to Smile About (wt) by SprocketHeads

The 1332 volunteers at the 2014 inaugural Alaska Mission of Mercy (AKMOM) addressed the most urgent dental needs of 1589 underserved residents of South Central Alaska in two days at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage.  Community volunteers side by side with dental profession volunteers, provided free dental treatment valued at $1,156,650, while enjoying camaraderie and fellowship that comes with a shared mission of service.

This short video captures the spirit of AKMOM.

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home-img-2Thirteen years ago in Virginia, an association of dentists, staff and other volunteers organized and carried out what was to become known as a Mission of Mercy, or MOM. Their goal was to provide free dental care to local residents who could not otherwise afford or receive care.
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August 7 - 8, 2015

Carlson Center, Fairbanks, AK

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