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Mid-Maryland MOM provides comprehensive care

September 18, 2017

Busy event: An overhead shot of the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland, where the Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy & Health Equity Festival was held Sept. 8 and 10. Photo by John T. Consoli/University of Maryland.
College Park, Md. — The 2017 Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy & Health Equity Festival took place Sept. 8 and Sept. 10.

This year’s Mission of Mercy event provided about $760,000 in donated dental care, including more than 2,000 dental procedures, organizers said.


Hard at work: Dr. Charles Doring works on a patient during the Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy. Photo courtesy of Dr. Christopher Liang.
More than 1,000 volunteers treated 858 patients with services ranging from cleanings and restorations to extractions, root canals, crowns and partial dentures. In addition to dental care, patients also received medical services that included health screenings, flu shots, education and counseling.

The event was a joint collaboration between the University of Maryland School of Public Health’s Center for Health Equity, Maryland State Dental Association and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.

Volunteers: Drs. Jenny Rhee and Andrew Horng are all smiles during the Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy. Photo courtesy of Dr. Andrew Horng.