On July 30th, we had the opportunity to participate in the Southern Maryland Mission of Mercy at North Point High School in Waldorf, MD.
A Mission of Mercy is a gathering of volunteer dental professionals who, along with general volunteers, host a free dental clinic for 2 days in various locations. The services rendered at this particular event included dental cleanings, fillings, root canals, and extractions. Patients were seen on a first come, first serve basis and most were in line by 2:00 AM to ensure they would be seen that day. We saw patients from 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday. In total, about 380 patients were seen on just that one day!
It was an awesome experience to serve the community alongside people who really cared about helping those in need. We look forward to participating in more Mission of Mercy events in the future!