The Oklahoma Mission of Mercy announced the results from last week’s eighth annual event in Woodward, where Oklahoma Dental Association members Dr. Jennifer Koonce, Dr. Scot Shadid and Dr. Nanay Shadid were among dental professionals who donated services.
The two-day free dental clinic for people of all ages, the Oklahoma Mission of Mercy (OkMOM) provided $1,306,907 in donated dental care. The event offered cleanings, fillings, extractions and anterior root canals at no cost to patients. Volunteers performed 10,165 dental procedures for 1,322 patients, averaging $980 of dental care per patient.
“The quality of care we were able to provide at this year’s Oklahoma Mission of Mercy event is incredible,” said 2017 Oklahoma Mission of Mercy Chair Dr. Trent Yadon. “It is always overwhelming to see the crowds of people lined up to receive free dental care, but year after year the dental community steps up to care for our Oklahoma neighbors in need.”
It took more than 1,400 volunteers from around the country to make this year’s Oklahoma Mission of Mercy successful. This event is the single largest free clinic in the state where dental professionals come together, for two days, and offer their services for free.
Oklahoma Mission of Mercy is produced by the Oklahoma Dental Association, the Oklahoma Dental Foundation and Delta Dental of Oklahoma’s Oral Health Foundation. Donations for the Oklahoma Mission of Mercy dental clinic are accepted at www.okmom.org.