Patient Information

Patient Information

 April 11-12, 2013
Dena’ina Center, Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska Mission of Mercy is a large-scale dental clinic where dental treatment is provided at no cost to individuals who cannot access and/or afford dental care.  This event is completely volunteer driven and is possible because of the generous support of AKMOM partners.

Who Should Come

  • Adults and Children
  • If you do not have enough money to pay for dental care
  • If you do not have a regular dentist

Dates

  • Friday April 11, 2014
  • Saturday April 12, 2014

Time

  • Come early!  We’ll open the clinic doors at 4:30 am.
  • Treatment will be performed from 6am – 6pm on both days.
  • No appointments will be taken or are necessary.
  • Patients are seen on a first come – first serve basis.
  • The number of patients seen will be limited by clinic capacity.

Location

Dena’ina Center
600 W. 7th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99502
Idlughet Exhibit Hall

Patient Frequently Asked Questions

How can I receive services at AKMOM?

Come and wait in line.  Patients will be seen on a first come, first serve basis.   Other states holding a MOM event have seen patients starting to line up the day/night before, with the clinic at capacity well before mid-morning.  Once the total estimated number of patients we can see each day have been registered, no additional patients can be seen.  Because we expect to see hundreds of patients in a day, please be prepared to wait several hours for service.

We are not taking reservations.  Treatment is solely first–come, first-serve basis, as we can until we reach capacity.

Can I view the paperwork that I will be asked to fill out?

Yes, you can view the patient registration form by clicking here.  Please do not fill this out in advance.  You will be given a numbered registration form at the AKMOM event.

What kind of services can I expect to receive at AKMOM?

Our main goal is to relieve pain and restore smiles.  We provide extractions, fillings and cleanings as well as some other dental procedures that can be appropriately done in a mission setting.  We do not provide cosmetic dentistry, full dentures or braces.  Further, we may determine that we cannot take care of all of your dental needs at AKMOM, so that we can relieve pain for the greatest number of patients.

Services offered at AKMOM:

    • Cleanings
    • Fillings
    • Root canals on anterior teeth
    • A limited number of temporary partial dental appliances to replace anterior teeth
    • Extractions (pulling teeth)
    • Oral health education
    • X-rays

Services NOT offered at AKMOM:

      • Dentures
      • Dental Implants
      • Bridges
      • Cosmetic porcelain veneers
      • Root canals on posterior teeth (molars and bicuspids)
      • Crowns (Caps)
      • Braces
      • Extractions of unexposed wisdom teeth (teeth not visible in the mouth)
      • Narcotics will not be dispensed

 

Do I have to wait in line if my case is an emergency?

Everyone has to wait in line for services.  Most AKMOM patients are suffering and in pain, so we do not take anyone out of line.

 

How long can I expect to spend at AKMOM?

Patients seeking treatment at AKMOM should be prepared to spend the entire day at the event.  If you are not available when your name is called for treatment, we will move to the next patient.

 

What can I expect at AKMOM?

Come prepared for the weather when waiting in line, and have a plan to store your gear (tent, sleeping bag, blankets) while you are in the clinic, as large bags are not permitted.  Also bring snacks as your wait for treatment may be lengthy.

Once capacity has been reached, the clinic doors will be closed and a sign will be placed outside as notification to others.  This process will repeat on the second morning.