Volunteers needed for free dental clinic April 14-15 at Conway Expo Center

Special to The Banner News

Arkansas Mission of Mercy (ArMOM) is holding its two-day free dental clinic at the Conway Expo Center April 14-15, 2023. The event is made possible by the presenting sponsors Arkansas State Dental Association and Delta Dental of Arkansas. Sponsors include Arkansas Dental Hygiene Association and others to be named.

ArMOM provides dental care for the relief of pain to under-served Arkansans, many of whom are from working families who do not have access or cannot afford dental insurance. At the clinic, dental services are provided free of charge by a host of volunteers and sponsors. In the past 17 years, tens of thousands of patients have been treated thanks to the support of dedicated volunteers.

"We are eager to bring back this event after the pandemic. This is a great service opportunity for anyone looking to help out the community in a meaningful way," said Dr. Terry Fiddler, ArMOM Executive Director. "Oral health is essential to our well-being and without ArMOM many patients might otherwise have had no hope of receiving care."

Approximately 900 volunteer positions need to be filled. There are dental and medical volunteer positions as well as ​​non-dental/non-medical positions available. In addition, AR-licensed dental personnel can receive 2 hours CE credit per ½-day shift worked.

Volunteers needed:

Dentists

Dental Hygienists

Dental Assistants

Dental Lab Techs

Nurses

Sterilization

Patient Escorts

Setup/Teardown Helpers

Triage Clerks

Interpreters

Volunteer Hospitality

Volunteer Registration

Arkansans interested in volunteering at ArMOM can visit https://www.rsvpbook.com/ArMOM2023_Conway. Registration is online only. More information can also be found at https://arkansasdentistry.org/armom.

About Arkansas Mission of Mercy:

Arkansas Mission of Mercy (ArMOM) was founded by the Arkansas State Dental Association in 2006. The annual clinic provides free dental care for all ages, regardless of income. Its primary mission is to provide care to Arkansans in need of dental care. It is made possible through sponsors and volunteers. Learn more at ArkansasDentistry.org/armom.

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