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Volunteers needed for third annual Mission of Mercy in Pittsburgh in July

April 25, 2019

A Mission of Mercy in Pittsburgh is scheduled for July 26-27 and organizers are asking for volunteers from across the country to donate their time and expertise to make the third annual charity event a success.

The Mission of Mercy is bringing together dentists, nurses and general volunteers at PPG Paints Arena to provide two days of free dental care to underserved people living in the Pittsburgh region. Many of the patients are from families who do not have access to dental care or cannot afford dental insurance, and this is their opportunity to alleviate their pain, enhance their self-worth and assist them with moving their lives forward.

The services and treatments provided will include full dental exams, cleanings, minor restorative fillings, extractions, root canal treatments on select teeth, oral hygiene instruction and a limited number of temporary partial dental appliances. The organizers said that they specifically need professionals to provide services in endodontics, pediatrics, prosthodontics, radiology, routing, oral surgery and triage.

Additional information, including how to register, is available at mompgh.org.

The 2018 Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh served 1,103 patients with 4,483 procedures performed, with the value per patient averaging $684.