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Mississippi Missions of Mercy (MS MOM)

MSMOMsmallThe Mississippi Missions of Mercy (MS MOM) portable free dental clinics are an outreach program of the Mississippi Dental Association Foundation. The MDA Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 developed for the purpose of sponsoring projects and promoting activities that improve the oral health of all Mississippians. The MDA Foundation promotes good oral health as an intricate part of the overall health and well-being of an individual. Meeting individuals’ oral health needs greatly enhances their quality of life.

The mission of the MDA Foundation is to increase access to dental care for Mississippians through outreach projects and community programs. 

MS MOM is a volunteer grassroots effort that receives funding from grants and donations through the Mississippi Dental Association Foundation. The program offers free dental treatment to those in financial need who have few or no other options for care. 

Performance at a Glance

2-day Clinics
 Patients Served Overall  Over 2,600 Mississippians
 Patients Served Per Event  Between 1,000 and 1,400
 Value of Donated Services  Nearly $1.3 Million
 Previous Event Locations Jackson, MS- 2011
Pearl, MS-2013


2013 MS MOM Project Video

The MS MOM project is a free, 2-day, large-scale dental clinic for low income, uninsured and underserved Mississippi children and adults who cannot afford to pay for dental care. The clinics are staffed by volunteers including dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, laboratory technicians and scores of volunteers from across the state. Additionally, the program enjoys a good relationship with the UMMC School of Dentistry through their student volunteer organizations.  Dental students participate as volunteer providers during each clinic and are an important part of the overall program.
The mission of the Mississippi Dental Association Foundation, (MDAF) is to directly address the “Access to Care” problem facing our states’ most underserved. We are 100% supported by the good will of Mississippians, other foundations and corporations. You can help us reach even more Mississippians by volunteering or donating to the MDA Foundation. 

You can donate to the MDA Foundation by mailing a check to:
MDA Foundation
439 B Katherine Dr.
Flowood, MS 39232